The ALBATROSS project was funded by the U.K. Natural Environment Research Council Grant GR3/11654. MA warmly thanks his colleagues of UEA for their invitation to participate in the project. His contribution to the analysis of the data was supported by IFREMER (Grant 210161). The authors are indebted to Elaine McDonagh and Richard Sanders who were in charge of the ALBATROSS L-ADCP and nutrients work, respectively. They are grateful to two anonymous reviewers whose suggestions and detailed comments helped them improve the manuscript. The aid of Ph. Le Bot for the preparation of the figures is acknowledged.
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