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University Of Arizona Geoscientist Studies Clam Shells For Clues On Past Climate

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If you think sclerochronology is just a fancy medical term for a nasty case of the flu, think again. Bernd Schoene, research associate in the geosciences department at the University of Arizona, and his colleagues are working to reconstruct Earth's environmental history with help from clams. Schoene's working in a young science called "sclerochronology," which analyzes growth bands on bivalve mollusks.

If you think sclerochronology is just a fancy medical term for a nasty case of the flu, think again.


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