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A Forest Submerged 60,000 Years Ago Could Save Your Life One Day

A Forest Submerged 60,000 Years Ago Could Save Your Life One Day

If the underwater forest is a natural experiment, the gas rig offers an experimental control. Beneath the sea surface, the towering bases of the rig serve much like the eroding underwater stumps or any object tossed into these vacant waters: They are all “fish collectors,” Dr. Helmuth said, providing structure for sea life and people to enjoy. The team wanted …

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