Global warming is taking a toll on fishâ€”and helping jellyfish rule the sea
By Bjorn CareyPosted 03.30.2007 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
Paltry Plankton Using a decade's worth of satellite data, scientists have determined that rising ocean temperatures are killing phytoplankton. Not only do these tiny plants form the base of oceanic food webs, they also process as much carbon dioxide and produce as much oxygen as land plants do. Although the findings may be influenced by El Nio, the researchers say the the study provides a sneak peek at how ocean biology will evolve as the climate continues to change.