Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Phytoplanton population drops 40% since 1950

Global Ocean Phytoplankton in Severe Decline


Global Ocean Phytoplankton in Severe Decline // Published on Feb 9, 2016

Phytoplankton are about half the global biomass, and they are the base of the ocean food chain, and produce the oxygen in every other breath you take.
In 2010 a landmark paper reported that from 1950 to 2010 the global oceans suffered a severe drop in phytoplankton of almost 1% per year (40% drop). What has happened since then; find out in this video [1].

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