Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 15, 1843–1862, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1843-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 1843–1862, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1843-2018

Research article 29 Mar 2018

Research article | 29 Mar 2018

Coccolithophore populations and their contribution to carbonate export during an annual cycle in the Australian sector of the Antarctic zone

Andrés S. Rigual Hernández et al.

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Long-term and annual field observations on key organisms are a critical basis for predicting changes in Southern Ocean ecosystems. Coccolithophores are the most abundant calcium-carbonate-producing phytoplankton and play an important role in Southern Ocean biogeochemical cycles. In this study we document the composition, degree of calcification and annual cycle of coccolithophore communities in one of the largest unexplored regions of the world oceans: the Antarctic zone.
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