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Warming has boosted Pacific's nitrogen levels, corals reveal

Scientists tapped deep-sea organisms' skeletons for details of ocean conditions

By Jim Borg

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 22, 2013

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Using deep-sea corals collected north of Hawaii, California scientists have determined climate change has produced a long-term rise in nitrogen in the Pacific Ocean.</span></p>
<p>Nitrogen in the North Pacific has increased by about 20 percent since the mid-1800s and the trend appears to be continuing, according to a study published Dec. 15 in the journal Nature.</p>
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Using deep-sea corals collected north of Hawaii, California scientists have determined climate change has produced a long-term rise in nitrogen in the Pacific Ocean.

Nitrogen in the North Pacific has increased by about 20 percent since the mid-1800s and the trend appears to be continuing, according to a study published Dec. 15 in the journal Nature. Login for more...



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