COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Arctic's spring phytoplankton arrive earlier
Description: When summer comes to the Arctic, the tiny plants that feed the ocean's food chain form green blooms in the water. In some Arctic waters, the peak of this bloom has been arriving earlier every year since 1997, a study has found. These areas, where peak bloom time is creeping up, are roughly the same as those with decreasing sea ice in June, according to the researchers. [Source: MSNBC]
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Source: MSNBC
Publish Date: 3/6/2011
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