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NASA examines El Nino's impact on ocean's food source
Description: In El Nino years, huge masses of warm water -- equivalent to about half of the volume of the Mediterranean Sea -- slosh east across the Pacific Ocean towards South America. While this warm water changes storm systems in the atmosphere, it also has an impact below the ocean's surface. These impacts, which researchers can visualize with satellite data, can ripple up the food chain to fisheries and the livelihoods of fishermen. [Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 4/4/2016
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