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Mysteries of the Deep

As scientists work to unlock the secrets of how climate change is affecting the oceans, they may have found an improbable new power tool: bacteria

The surfaces of the world’s oceans are vast, but the depths are far vaster. And for scientists who suspect that what goes on down there is crucial to understanding climate change, getting data has proved challenging. Only so much of what goes on below can be inferred from the surface data provided by satellite images or floating ocean sensors.

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