Thursday, January 19, 2006
Warmer Seas Will Wipe Out Plankton, Source of Ocean Life
by Steve Connor, The Independent - posted on Commondreams
The microscopic plants that underpin all life in the oceans are likely to be destroyed by global warming, a study has found.
Scientists have discovered a way that the vital plankton of the oceans can be starved of nutrients as a result of the seas getting warmer. They believe the findings have catastrophic implications for the entire marine habitat, which ultimately relies on plankton at the base of the food chain