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Eawag: Corals provide evidence of changes to oceanic currents through Global Warming

Examination of deep sea corals reveals that there have been drastic changes to oceanic currents in the western North Atlantic since the 1970s. The influence of the cold water Labrador Current, which is in periodic interchange with the warm Gulf Stream, has been decreasing continually since the 1970s. Occurring at the same time as Global Warming this phenomenon is unique in the past 2000 years. These results are reported by researchers from the University of Basel and Eawag in the current edition of the scientific journal «PNAS».

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  • Owen A. Sherwood,
  • Moritz F. Lehmann,
  • Carsten J. Schubert,
  • David B. Scott,
  • and Matthew D. McCarthy
Nutrient regime shift in the western North Atlantic indicated by compound-specific δ15N of deep-sea gorgonian corals PNAS published ahead of print January 3, 2011,

Neither nutrients nor currents are any of my areas of expertise, so I will leave reading these others :)

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Jan 4th, 2011 at 03:43:45 PM EST

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