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Gulf stream eddies as a source of iron

Gulf stream eddies as a source of iron

Researchers have fortuitously discovered that Gulf Stream eddies are rich in iron, and these eddies transport this essential micronutrient to the iron-poor North Atlantic Gyre. Before this discovery, the typical assumption was that this part of the ocean received iron primarily from Saharan dust.

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