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November 13, 2013
WATER WORLD
Feast and famine on the abyssal plain
Moss Landing, CA (SPX) Nov 13, 2013
Animals living on the abyssal plains, miles below the ocean surface, don't usually get much to eat. Their main source of food is "marine snow"-a slow drift of mucus, fecal pellets, and body parts-that sinks down from the surface waters. However, researchers have long been puzzled by the fact that, over the long term, the steady fall of marine snow cannot account for all the food consumed by animals and microbes living in the sediment. A new paper by MBARI researcher Ken Smith and his colleagues sh ... read more
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INTERN DAILY

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More than 5,000 flee erupting Indonesian volcano
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ICE WORLD

Russia moves detained Arctic activists to St Petersburg
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DEMOCRACY

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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Obama calls Philippine president in wake of typhoon
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

World Bank's Kim: End 'silly' debate on climate change
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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