Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Fueled Ocean Blooms

eyjafjallajokull-black01_psThe plume of ash that spread from the eruption of volcano Eyjafjallajökull, South Iceland, in 2010 increased the iron concentrations at the ocean’s surface, which helps spur the growth of phytoplankton, a basis of the food chain, by about 20 to 45 percent, according to new research.

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