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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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Materials Inspired by Mother Nature: One-Pound Boat That Could Float 1,000 Pounds

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

Combining the secrets that enable water striders to walk on water and give wood its lightness and strength yielded an amazing material so buoyant that, in everyday terms, a boat made from 1 pound of it could carry five kitchen refri... Read Post

Deep ocean current may slow due to climate change

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (10 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

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

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (9 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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