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The dead sea: Global warming blamed for 40 per cent decline in the ocean’s phytoplankton
Microscopic life crucial to the marine food chain is dying out. The consequences could be catastrophic
Science Editor, Steve Connor Wednesday 28 July 2010
Scientists have discovered that the phytoplankton of the oceans has declined by about 40 per cent over the past century, with much of the loss occurring since the 1950s. They believe the change is linked with rising sea temperatures and global warming.
If the findings are confirmed by further studies it will represent the single biggest change to the global biosphere in modern times, even bigger than the destruction of the tropical rainforests and coral reefs, the scientists said yesterday.
LOBAL WARMING IS PUTTING THE OCEAN’S PHYTOPLANKTON IN DANGER
Phytoplankton are an essential part of the marine food chain. But according to new research, their numbers are dwindling.
SARAH WATTS | DEC 29, 2017
As Hurricanes Irma and Harvey swept along the Atlantic this summer, they were followed by a huge undercurrent of phytoplankton. Although the two storms claimed countless lives and caused billions of dollars in damage, there was at least one unexpected benefit: Phytoplankton—single-celled organisms like plants and bacteria that populate the surface of the ocean—bloomed behind them.
For decades, researchers have pointed to phytoplankton as one of the planet’s most valuable resources. They form the basis of the marine food chain and provide half the ocean’s oxygen (while trees, shrubs, and grasses provide the other half). Hurricanes churn the ocean, bringing up nutrients like nitrogen, phosphate, and iron from the depths of the ocean and introducing them to the surface levels where plankton live. In turn, the phytoplankton bloom and spread, and marine life grows with it.
But even as hurricanes are increasing and intensifying, scientists say that phytoplankton is still in serious danger of dying out. ...