COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Climate change: bacteria play an important role in the long term storage of carbon in the ocean
Description: The ocean is a large reservoir of dissolved organic molecules, and many of these molecules are stable against microbial utilization for hundreds to thousands of years. They contain a similar amount of carbon as compared to carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Researchers have found answers to questions about the origin of these persistent molecules in a new study. [Source: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)]
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Source: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Publish Date: 3/31/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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