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Earth's wobble "fixes" dinner for marine organisms
September 13, 2013
The cyclic wobble of the Earth on its axis controls the production of a nutrient essential to the health of the ocean. The discovery of factors that control this nutrient, known as "fixed" nitrogen, gives researchers insight into how the ocean regulates its own life-support system, which in turn affects the Earth's climate and the size of marine fisheries.
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