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Corals provide evidence of changes to oceanic currents through Global Warming

Corals provide evidence of changes to oceanic currents through Global Warming

Growth rings in deep sea

Growth rings in deep sea

Corals have growth rings like trees - only in a much wider variety of colors!

Corals have growth rings like trees - only in a much wider variety of colors!

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New record: World’s oldest animal is 507 years old / "The pattern in Ming’s growth rings does not only provide scientists with an accurate age of the animal; the A. islandica can also provide a unique insight into past climate conditions.  By examining the various oxygen isotopes in the growth rings, scientists can determine the sea temperature at the time when the shell came into being."

New record: World’s oldest animal is 507 years old / "The pattern in Ming’s growth rings does not only provide scientists with an accurate age of the animal; the A. islandica can also provide a unique insight into past climate conditions. By examining the various oxygen isotopes in the growth rings, scientists can determine the sea temperature at the time when the shell came into being."

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