San Francisco Chronicle: “When the climate warms, there is a drop in the abundance of the ocean’s phytoplankton, the tiny plants that feed krill, fish and whales, according to scientists who say the just-released research offers new clues to future life under global warming. Ocean temperatures bounce up and down, but over the past century they have been warming along with the atmosphere. Nine years of NASA satellite data released today in the journal Nature show that the growth of phytoplankton drops in warm ocean years and increases in cooler ocean years.”
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