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Plankton Make Scents For A Cooler Planet And Seabirds
2014-03-21 08:22:49

University of California, Davis The top predators of the Southern Ocean, far-ranging seabirds, are tied both to the health of the ocean ecosystem and to global climate regulation through a mutual relationship with phytoplankton, according to newly published work from the University of California, Davis. When phytoplankton are eaten by grazing crustaceans called krill, they release a chemical signal that calls in krill-eating birds. At the same time, this chemical signal — dimethyl...

New Study May Hold Clue To Proving the Gaia Theory
2012-05-18 04:30:16

The Gaia Hypothesis proposes that the Earth is actually a giant living organism, and a University of Maryland (UMD) study might have found the key to unlocking this mystery, and this discovery could lead to an improved understanding of the climate and changes that occur within it. The key is sulfur, and researchers hope to find the relationships between the atmosphere, ocean organisms, and land, using sulfur in order to prove the Gaia Theory. The Gaia Theory was first introduced in the...

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2011-05-13 03:11:59

Scientists have known for two decades that sulfur compounds that are produced by bacterioplankton as they consume decaying algae in the ocean cycle through two paths. In one, a sulfur compound dimethylsulfide, or DMS, goes into the atmosphere, where it leads to water droplet formation "“ the basis of clouds that cool the Earth. In the other, a sulfur compound goes into the ocean's food web, where it is eaten and returned to seawater. What they haven't known is how sulfur is routed one...

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2010-07-16 09:15:00

Microorganisms display a behavior characteristic of larger animals New research indicates that the interactions of microscopic organisms around a particular organic material may alter the chemical properties of the ocean and ultimately influence global climate by affecting cloud formation in the atmosphere. Justin Seymour, a research fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, is the lead author of a paper published in the July 16 issue of Science that describes how a relative of the...

2008-07-02 06:00:47

By Sheng, Yanqing Chen, Fanzhong; Wang, Xinming; Sheng, Guoying; Fu, Jiamo ABSTRACT: Odorous volatile organic sulfides (VOSs) in headspace atmosphere and wastewaters were identified and quantified synchronously in two municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in Guangzhou, China. Dimethyl sulfide (DMS), with concentrations ranging from 0.66 to 5.41 mg/m^sup 3^, was the major VOS in air samples. Carbonyl sulfide (COS), carbon disulfide (CS^sub 2^), and dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) ranged...