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Scientists investigate the role of the 'silent killer' inside deep-diving animals


May 14, 2014

Michael Tift with elephant seals Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, and Sonoma State University have furthered science's understanding of carbon monoxide's natural characteristics and limitations by studying the gas in one of the world's best divers: The elephant seal. Full Story

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