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Animal Function at the Heart (and Gut) of Oceanography

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Science  16 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5912, pp. 343-344
DOI: 10.1126/science.1161618

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Animal physiology has a substantial impact on the marine inorganic carbon cycle, for example, through the formation of calcium carbonate "gut rocks" in bony fish.