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Earth's Ancient Mountains Rose Up With Help From The Ocean's Tiniest Organisms

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ScienceAlert
 2021-11-30
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Without an explosion in ocean life more than 2 billion years ago, many of Earth's mountains might never have formed, according to new research. When tiny organisms in the shallows of the sea, like plankton, die and sink to the bottom, they can add organic carbon to Earth's crust, making it weaker...

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