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In a recent publication to Limnology and Oceanography Letters, Zhengchen Zang et al. share work on the role of silicate in the Gulf of Maine. In this study, they employed an
artificial neural network method to identify the spring blooms from satellite images and reconstructed the spring bloom magnitude with strong interannual variability. This study
provides the first evidence that the spring bloom magnitude in the central Gulf of Maine is associated with the inflow of the silicate-rich deep Scotian Shelf Water due to strong
silicate limitation.

  • Zang, Z., et al. (2022) Remote silicate supply regulates spring phytoplankton bloom magnitude in the Gulf of Maine. Limnology and Oceanography Letters,