Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"Outlook for Oceans Bleak"

The phytoplankton that are at the bottom of one of the most important food chains on the planet are quickly disappearing from the worlds oceans. Tied to global warming? perhaps. But who cares. Whatever the cause, it's not exactly a good thing.
Even better, "we may not be fully aware of the situation as it changes. The satellite that made these critical measurements is nearing the end of its lifespan, and there is no full replacement in the works. So, in a few years, U.S. scientists may not be able to look at the color of the ocean from space to track this trend." (npr)

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