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Press Release 07-046

Ocean's "Twilight Zone" May Be a Key to Understanding Climate Change

Carbon dioxide consumed before it sinks in deep ocean may re-enter atmosphere as greenhouse gas

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Particles sink from the sunlit surface waters through the ocean's dimly lit twilight zone.

Particles sinking from sunlit surface waters through the ocean's dimly lit twilight zone are swept sideways by currents. The Twilight Zone Explorer follows along.

Credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)


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