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Eddies Found to Be Deep, Powerful Modes of Ocean Transport


April 28, 2011

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Researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and their colleagues have discovered that massive, swirling ocean eddies--known to be up to 500 kilometers across at the surface--can reach all the way to the ocean bottom at mid-ocean ridges, some 2,500 meters deep, transporting tiny sea creatures, chemicals and heat from hydrothermal vents over large distances.Full Story

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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