Bushfires spurred on ocean bloom in Australia

By Tim Dornin
Updated September 15 2021 - 10:21pm, first published 10:00pm
Research shows Australia's Black Summer bushfires sparked a massive ocean phytoplankton bloom.

Australia's devastating bushfires two summers ago spewed millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, but in an unexpected twist, sparked a rare and massive ocean phytoplankton bloom which removed the same amount of gas.

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