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

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