oa CSIR Science Scope - Africa's first 'clean laboratory' to accurately measure trace elements in seawater : natural environment

Volume 6, Issue 4
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In a carefully balanced natural process which is influenced by light and iron, phytoplankton in the oceans absorbs atmospheric CO like a sponge through photosynthesis. Mankind needs to learn more about this process and its possible sensitivity to climate change and impact on global warming, which is why the recent establishment of a world-class 'clean lab' at the Stellenbosch University is welcomed by local environmental researchers.

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