Saharan Dust Contributing to the Amazon’s Survival

It has been recorded that nearly 27.7 million tons of Saharan dust travels across the Atlantic ocean each year to the Amazon rain forest in Brazil.  This dust carries with it key nutrients and minerals essential for the survival of the rain forest itself.  In the article  below, Phillip Sherwell goes into more depth describing this process and its life sustaining effects on the Amazon, as well as showing a video describing this amazing process.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/11449918/Vast-Saharan-dust-plumes-shown-heading-across-Atlantic-to-the-Amazon-in-images.html

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