Moving iron in Antarctica
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Georgia Tech research published online in Nature Communications indicates that diatoms stuff more iron into their silica shells than they actually need. As a result, there's not enough iron to go around, and the added iron during fertilization experiments may stimulate less productivity than expected.
Spanish researchers sequence the genome of global deep ocean
A team of Spanish researchers, coordinated by the Spanish National Research Council, has started to sequence the genome of the global deep ocean. They are using more than 2,000 samples of microorganisms collected in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans during the Malaspina Expedition.
Cuba girds for climate change by reclaiming coasts
After Cuban scientists studied the effects of climate change on this island's 5,630 kilometres of coastline, their discoveries were so alarming that officials didn't share the results with the public to avoid causing panic.