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Swarms of Small Creatures Stir the Sea


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#1    heathyr

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 09:45 PM

Swarms of tiny shrimp-like crustaceans known as krill could have a big impact on ocean life, by churning the waters and bringing nutrients from the depths up to the surface.

The discovery also suggest that sea life could contribute to mixing gases in the ocean. This might influence how gases such as carbon dioxide, linked to global warming, get trapped underwater.

The windswept surface layers of the open seas can teem with life, but scientists could not completely explain why, since predictions suggested not enough nutrients rise up from the abyss below to account for such abundance.



http://www.livescience.com/animalworld/060...ritter_mix.html

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