Strontium Content and Variable Strontium-Chlorinity Relationship of Sargasso Sea Water

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Science  23 Oct 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3643, pp. 517-518
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3643.517


Sargasso Sea water has a variable strontium-chlorinity relationship. This observation is contrary to the view that strontium in the ocean is in constant proportion to chlorinity. It is suggested that the increase in strontium concentration at 500 to 800 meters in Sargasso Sea water results from interaction between organic aggregates and the water.