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Stanford researchers find that swarms of tiny organisms mix nutrients in ocean waters
April 18, 2018
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 Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Swarms of tiny oceanic organisms known collectively as zooplankton may have an outsize influence on their environment. New engineering research at Stanford University shows that clusters of centimeter-long individuals beating their tiny, feathered legs can, in aggregate, create powerful currents that may mix water over hundreds of meters in depth. Full Story
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