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Shedding light on the ocean’s living carbon pump

New research from our Ocean Colour project, has produced a 20-year time-series of global primary production in the oceans – shedding new light on the ocean’s living carbon pump.

Published in the journal Remote Sensing, the research, led by Gemma Kulk of Plymouth Marine Laboratory, found that global annual primary production varied around 38 to 42 gigatonnes of carbon per year between 1998-2018.

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