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A Bridge Between Land and Sea

May 4, 2009

burning land A remote tropical island is the site for one of the first scientific collaborations within the Woods Hole Consortium, an alliance between the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Woods Hole Research Center. Researchers are studying how deforestation affects the flow of precipitation from land into mangrove estuaries, which are intermediate ecosystems between land and sea, similar to salt marshes in temperate zones. Full Story

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