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Bering Sea Was Ice-free and Full of Life During Last Warm Period, Study Finds

December 13, 2010

a record-breaking sediment core Deep sediment cores retrieved from the Bering Sea floor indicate that the region was ice-free all year and the biological productivity was high during the last major warm period in Earth's climate history. Full Story

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