Ancient Molecules from the Sea Burst Into the Air From Ocean Waves

Stony Brook University Website/News The discovery helps explain how organic matter produced by life thousands of years ago is ultimately removed from the sea. STONY BROOK, NY, October 23, 2019 – When waves crash in the ocean, they inject tiny particles into the air (called aerosols) that carry organic molecules more than 5,000 years old. This discovery, published in Science Advances by Steven Beaupré of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and a national team of scientists, helps to solve a long-standing mystery as to what finally happens to these ancient…

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