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Caltech Researchers Link Tiny Sea Creatures to Large-scale Ocean Mixing


July 29, 2009

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Using a combination of theoretical modeling, energy calculations and field observations, researchers from the California Institute of Technology have for the first time, described a mechanism that explains how some of the ocean's tiniest swimming animals can have a huge impact on large-scale ocean mixing. Full Story

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