PerspectiveOceanography

A Direct Proxy for Oceanic Phosphorus?

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Science  23 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5781, pp. 1758-1759
DOI: 10.1126/science.1129723

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Summary

New results suggest that deep-sea corals record the concentration of phosphorus in the deep sea. If proven reliable, this method may provide insights into past ocean circulation patterns.