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DNA gleaned from ancient coral unlocks clues about warming

Samples of Scleractinian coral were among the skeletons researchers found on the New England Seamounts. The samples showed how the creatures were affected by climate changes. Samples of Scleractinian coral were among the skeletons researchers found on the New England Seamounts. The samples showed how the creatures were affected by climate changes. (Tim Shank/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
By Bina Venkataraman
Globe Correspondent / December 1, 2008

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The skeletons in the Earth's closet reveal not only a dark past. They also cast a light on its future. (Full article: 927 words)

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