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Scientists discover unlikely culprit for fertilizing North Pacific Ocean: Asian dust

One anomaly in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre ecosystem that has puzzled oceanographers for years: The region's chemistry changes periodically, affecting the overall nutrient composition and its biological productivity. In a new study, researchers document what induces these variations: changes in the amount of iron that is deposited into the ocean via dust from Asia.

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