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Marine Cloudmakers

2:01pm, February 6, 2008
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As bubbles in the ocean burst, they release entrained microorganisms and other marine materials. As they're spewed into the air, these particles can serve as the basis of cloud particles. Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego explain the phenomenon in this Jan. 8 mini-video and even speculate on the health implications.

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