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Map of the World Showing the Route of the Great Ocean Conveyor Currents

Caption: Ocean currents slowed 950,000 years ago, triggering colder but less frequent ice ages.

Credit: Leo Pena

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Related news release: Ancient ocean currents may have changed pace and intensity of ice ages


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