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.