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A Lonely Tree Far From Home Brings New Life to the Ocean Deep: A Narrative in Five Acts

Act 1: Wood Falling on Water At two miles below the ocean’s surface, I see wooden carcasses, once buoyant, lying listlessly on the abyssal seafloor. They range from small fragments to 2000+ pound behemoths.  Ligneous cadavers litter the seafloor, a last resting place for visitors from a faraway and drier place, becoming rare as... ? Read More: A Lonely Tree Far From Home Brings New Life to
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Deep ocean current may slow due to climate change

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (6 months ago)

Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new has found that recent climate change may be acting to slow down one of these conveyer b... Read Post

Elevated carbon dioxide alters the plasma composition and behaviour of a shark

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification (yesterday)

Increased carbon emissions from fossil fuels are increasing the pCO2 of the ocean surface waters in a process called ocean acidification. Elevated water pCO2 can induce physiological and behavioural effects in teleost fishes, althou... Read Post

Puget Sound's rich waters supplied by deep, turbulent canyon

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (5 months ago)

The headwaters for Puget Sound's famously rich waters lie far below the surface, in a submarine canyon that draws nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean. New measurements may explain how the Pacific Northwest's inland waters are... Read Post


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