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Posted Fri Jun 6 2008: from Chronicle-Herald (Canada):
What's behind huge plankton growth?
They're looking for answers to explain last year's "phenomenal" growth of phytoplankton in coastal waters off Nova Scotia — particularly in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Cabot Strait and Scotian Shelf. "It was incredible," Glen Harrison, head of the Ocean Research and Monitoring Section, part of BIO’s Ecosystem Research Division, said of the annual biological spring bloom. "It stood out," he said after comparing satellite imagery and oceanographic data of previous blooms over the past 10 years. "When we really see something like that -- a big signal -- we know something has changed in the environment."
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No answers yet -- but let's hope it's a self-correctional Gaia moment, rather than Gaian reflux.

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