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Close up view of retrieved long core sediment core.

A Straw Full of Mud Shake

Muddy sediment from beneath the seafloor pokes out of one of the first long cores collected by the new sampling system on the research vessel Knorr. Scientists use sediment cores to assemble evidence about past climates, currents, and creatures.
(Photo by Alexander Dorsk, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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