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Rising ocean temperatures impacting human health
Description: Rising sea surface temperatures are causing marine-related tropical diseases and harmful algal blooms to spread towards the poles, a shift that is impacting human health, according to a chapter from a new report. The report, Explaining Ocean Warming: causes, scale, effects and consequences, was compiled by 80 scientists in 12 countries. The chapter on "Impacts and effects of ocean warming on human health" highlights the spread of Vibrio vulnifucus, an often lethal disease-causing bacteria. [Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 10/4/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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