Predicting how much primary production will further increase in the Arctic Ocean in coming decades depends on the interplay between the increase in light for primary producers, as the sea ice extent and thickness decrease, and the availability of food in the form of nutrients, such as nitrate, phosphate, and silica.
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Tiny microbes at the base of the ocean food chain will be increasingly affected by marine heatwaves as the climate changes.
It has been a very active time for the Climate Variability and Teleconnections Research Program in terms of research and engagement activities right across the team, including two expeditions - one drilling coral cores in the tropics and another going south to the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
This research aims to explore subtropical mode water in the South Atlantic and investigate the physical processes behind its formation and variability.