Category: Ocean

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First oceans may have been acidic

One way to understand how ocean acidity can change, for example, in response to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, is to look to the history of seawater acidity. Dr. Itay Halevy of the Weizmann...

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Viruses in the oceanic basement

A team of scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) showed for the first time that many novel viruses are present in the fluids...

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Why is the ocean salty?

The Oceans are saline because of constant weathering of continental rocks by chemical and physical processes and dissolution of rocks over millions and millions of years. These rocks are degraded into their elemental constituents...