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Investigating the Relationship Between pH and Dissolved Iron in Berner's Bay, Alaska

Investigating the Relationship Between pH and Dissolved Iron in Berner's Bay, Alaska

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Funding Sources

  • URECA: $

Abstract

The continuing acidification of the world’s oceans has many implications, including altering phytoplankton’s ability to uptake iron, which in turn could have a detrimental effect on the organisms dependence on phytoplankton as a food source. From sampling events planned during the summer of 2014, I will establish baseline pH and dissolved iron levels for Berners Bay, and determine if a relationship exists between the two.