Ocean Plankton Extinction Could Bring Local Fisheries Down With It
Major heat–trapping gases emitted as a result of human activities have caused Global Warming over the past century, raising the average global temperature by about 1°F (0.6°C). Oceans respond more slowly to this change, though it has been recorded that the warming has occurred at a depth of about 2,300 feet (700 meters), where most marine life thrives.
“There is overwhelming evidence that the oceans are warming and it will be the response of animals and plants to this warming that will shape how the oceans look in future years and the nature of global fisheries,” explained Deakin’s professor of marine science, Graeme Hays.
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