Category: Human Metabolism

Water from the Gulf of Mexico in the Great Lakes?

North America’s Great Lakes, containing six quadrillion gallons of water, constitute one of the largest surface reservoirs of fresh water on earth. What does all this fresh water have to do with the ocean?

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What’s under Detroit? Sea Salt

Every time you pick up that salt shaker or grab a handful of salt to put on an icy road, you’re holding a part of the sea.

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Beached Sea Garden in Greenfield, NY

Half the oxygen we breathe is made in the ocean. Along a wooded roadside in rural Greenfield, New York, outside Saratoga Springs, sits part of an ancient reef whose dwellers made oxygen for earth’s early large animals.

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