Duststorm aids Atlantic life

The Saharan duststorms help sustain life over large regions of the North Atlantic Ocean, according to a latest study. Liverpool University researchers found that plants are able to grow in these regions because of their ability to take advantage of iron minerals in Saharan duststorms. This allows them to use organic or recycled material from dead or decaying plants when nutrients such as phosphorous, which is an essential component of DNA in the ocean are low.