A Last-Minute Science Dash to an Erupting Volcano
A Last-Minute Science Dash to an Erupting Volcano
Researchers plan an oceanographic expedition to understand why a phytoplankton bloom developed as molten lava flowed into the sea east of Hawaii's Big Island.
A Last-Minute Science Dash to an Erupting Volcano
A Last-Minute Science Dash to an Erupting Volcano

Researchers plan an oceanographic expedition to understand why a phytoplankton bloom developed as molten lava flowed into the sea east of Hawaii's Big Island.

Researchers plan an oceanographic expedition to understand why a phytoplankton bloom developed as molten lava flowed into the sea east of Hawaii's Big Island.

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Science on Ice
Science on Ice
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Arctic Bloomers
Arctic Bloomers
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 1, 2013
Scientists studying the Arctic Ocean aboard a US Coast Guard icebreaker discover one of the largest phytoplankton blooms ever recorded—beneath sea ice.