Tag Archives: Geochemistry

26Oct/15

Plankton poo clue could aid climate predictions

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – Marine scientists call it the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’, where only a small amount of sunlight can penetrate.

But it’s the ocean life here – between 100 and 1000 metres deep – that scientists say is crucial for keeping atmospheric carbon-dioxide (CO2) levels 30 percent lower than it otherwise would be.
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24Feb/15

Carbon dioxide released by the ocean thousands of years ago may have ended the ice age

UK (Next Media) – Recent research conducted by the University of Southampton and published in Nature magazine suggests that carbon dioxide released from the ocean played a large role in ending the most recent ice age.
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