Warmer seas lead to less marine life

Posted on Saturday, Dec 09 2006 @ 19:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Scientists claim future warmer seas will feature less phytoplankton. This will have an impact on the global food chain:
And that discovery has scientists worried about how much food marine life will have as global warming progresses.

The data show a significant link between warmer water — either from the El Nino weather phenomenon or global warming — and reduced production of phytoplankton of the world's oceans, according to a study in Thursday's journal Nature.

Phytoplankton are the microscopic plant life that zooplankton and other marine animals eat, essentially the grain crop of the world's oceans.
More details at MSNBC.


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