< Beachapedia:Factoid | 2011 | 04
Ocean Eddies - Not Just a Surface Phenomenon
- "Researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and their colleagues have discovered that massive, swirling ocean eddies—known to be up to 500 kilometers across at the surface—can reach all the way to the ocean bottom at mid-ocean ridges, some 2,500 meters deep, transporting tiny sea creatures, chemicals, and heat from hydrothermal vents over large distances." - excerpt from this WHOI press release.
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