Maine Insights Reports on Scientists’ Discovery of Ocean Chloride Buried in Sediment

Maine Insights carried a University of Maine news release about Darling Marine Center researchers being part of a team that discovered chloride — the most common dissolved substance in seawater — can leave the ocean by sticking to organic particles that settle out of surface water and become buried in marine sediment. The discovery helps explain the fate of chloride in the ocean over long time periods, including ocean salt levels throughout geological history, said marine scientists Lawrence Mayer and Kathleen Thornton.