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Stanford Researchers Help Predict the Oceans of the Future With a Mini-lab
June 6, 2012
Scientists from Stanford University and elsewhere joined to create a mini-lab in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The device can simulate predicted future ocean conditions--such as rising carbon dioxide levels--and their effects on ecosystems such as coral.
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