"Shifting Spring: Arctic Plankton Blooming Up To 50 Days Earlier Now"

Global warming is causing dramatic changes in the Arctic Ocean. The earlier melting of annual ice is causing the regular spring blooms of plankton to peak up to 50 days earlier -- possibly disrupting the entire ecosystem of fish, shellfish, birds, and marine mammals that depend on the plankton.

Source: Wash Post, 03/07/2011


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