Q. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Sand and dust storms?
1. It increases the nutrient content in the areas of deposition.
2. It can also aid in phytoplankton growth in the sea thus helps maintain marine ecosystem.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Both the statements are correct. 

Statement 2 is correct: Dust particles that carry iron helps in maintaining phytoplankton balance and hence helps maintain marine ecosystem.