Biogenic Production of Dimethyl Sulfide: Krill Grazing
Dimethyl sulfide (DMS), a dominant sulfur compound in sea water, is a possible precursor for cloud condensation nuclei in the atmosphere and may influence global climate. The primary source of DMS is phytoplankton, but the mechanisms remain uncertain, and concentrations of DMS in the ocean vary spatially and temporally. Laboratory studies suggest zooplankton grazing may be an important process leading to the formation of DMS in the ocean. This paper describes ocean studies which examine the suggestion that grazing by krill may be a significant source for DMS production in the antarctic coastal region. 11 refs., 2 figs.
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Antarctic Journal of the United States, v. 28, issue 5, p. 141-142
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Daly, Kendra L. and DiTullio, Giacomo R., "Biogenic Production of Dimethyl Sulfide: Krill Grazing" (1993). Marine Science Faculty Publications. 813.