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Great Lake's Sinkholes Host Exotic Ecosystems

February 24, 2009

biology graphic Sinkholes penetrating the bottom of one of North America's Great Lakes--Lake Huron--unexpectedly harbor exotic ecosystems akin to those in permanently iced-over Antarctic lakes and deep-sea, hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Full Story

American Geophysical Union

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