DMC Scientists Discover Ocean Chloride Buried in Sediment

picture of reserachersDr. Larry Mayer and Kathleen Thornton are 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.

Read more about this discovery here.