The Most Incredible Snowfall on Earth Occurs Deep Underwater

The Most Incredible Snowfall on Earth Occurs Deep Underwater

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Deep in the ocean, fluffy bits of organic matter fall like snow. But this marine snow isn’t just pretty; it’s an essential part of our ocean food webs and our global climate!

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Images:

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/marinesnow.html
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4488

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