COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Earth's wobble 'fixes' dinner for marine organisms
Description: The cyclic wobble of the Earth on its axis controls the production of a nutrient essential to the health of the ocean, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The discovery of factors that control this nutrient, known as "fixed" nitrogen, gives researchers insight into how the ocean regulates its own life-support system, which in turn affects the Earth's climate and the size of marine fisheries. [Source: Princeton University]
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Source: Princeton University
Publish Date: 9/13/2013
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