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| A Deep-sea Chemical-Sniffing
WHOI engineer develops a small,
tough mass spectrometer to work in the ocean
spectrometers are often big and delicate instruments that require
their own environmentally controlled rooms. WHOI engineer Rich
Camilli developed one that scientists can bring into the depths to
sensitively detect and measure tiny amounts of chemicals.
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Carbon Acts Like Rustoleum Around Hydrothermal
In a new paper published in Nature
Geoscience reports on the unexpected discovery that some of the
iron spit out of hydrothermal vents remains in a form that organisms
in the ocean crave.
Phytoplankton Cell Membranes Challenge Fundamentals
WHOI geochemist Benjamin Van Mooy
and his colleagues report that microscopic plants growing in the
Sargasso Sea have come up with a completely unexpected way of
building their cells
WHOI Contributes to New Google Earth Oceans
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Emperor Penguins March toward
Research indicates that if climate
change continues to melt sea ice at the rates published in the
latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the emperor
penguin colony in Terre Adelie, Antarctica, could be headed toward
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