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Ancient Microbes Responsible for Breathing Life Into Ocean 'Deserts'
August 22, 2010
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Billions of years ago, the Earth differed greatly from our modern environment--the ancient atmosphere contained almost no oxygen. The life-supporting atmosphere we currently enjoy did not develop overnight. On the most basic level, biological activity in the ocean shaped the oxygen concentrations in the atmosphere. Full Story
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