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More upwelling expected in critical parts of future oceans
Description: This study predicts an increase in the duration of upwelling periods by as much as one to two months by the end of the 21st century. The study found consistent changes in the high-latitude regions upwelling systems. Upwelling will start earlier in the spring and end later in the fall and will also increase in intensity. Only about 2 percent of the area of the world's oceans, the regions of coastal upwelling contribute to more than 20 percent of global fishery catches. [Source: National Science Foundation]
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Source: National Science Foundation
Publish Date: 2/19/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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