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When carbon escaped from the sea

A record of boron isotopes in fossils of microscopic plankton provides fresh evidence that some ocean regions were a source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere when Earth warmed at the end of the last ice age. See Letter p.219

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Figure 1: Exchange of carbon dioxide between the ocean and atmosphere.

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Allen, K. When carbon escaped from the sea. Nature 518, 176–177 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/518176a

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