Where Does the Typical Sea Smell Come From?

Author: Vera KoesterORCID iD

Many of us long for a relaxing day by the sea, the sound of the waves, wind and salty air and the typical smell of the sea. But where does the smell of the seaside come from? Of course, chemistry plays a role. The short video explains how.

 

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