An Ocean Mixing Mystery

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How do the layers of the ocean mix together? The energy put in by the winds and tides is less than what’s required for the amount of mixing, so what else is bringing the mixing energy? Turns out, it might be very active anchovy reproduction.

Here are the two SciShow videos we mentioned:
When scorpions lose their butts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcHpkAw8Uf0
A dead fish in the MRI: https://youtu.be/tLM7xS6t4FE?si=ri-nNEolucBWJQJL

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European Anchovy


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Past Ig Winners

Past Ig Winners


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7277248/
https://riojournal.com/article/33527/element/2/4971402//
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