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GLIN==> Ohio Sea Grant Researchers Find Oxygen-Producing Plankton in Dead Zone

Good Things Comes in Small Packages: Tiny Plankton Produce Oxygen Near Dead Zone


Ohio Sea Grant researchers Drs. George Bullerjahn and Michael McKay, biologists at Bowling Green State University, have discovered a microscopic plankton, Synechococcus, in Lake Erie's Dead Zone, that comprises upwards of 50% of the total chlorophyll in the Great Lakes and can also be performing up to half of the photosynthesis that occurs off-shore.

To find out more, see the latest issue of Twine Line online at: http://ohioseagrant.osu.edu/_documents/twineline/v29i1.pdf



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Abbie Basile
Associate Editor
Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Laboratory
The Ohio State University
1314 Kinnear Rd.
Columbus, OH 43212