Stories tagged plankton

Krill: a link in the food chain.
Krill: a link in the food chain.Courtesy Wikipedia (Photo by Øystein Paulsen)
The above title is a bit clumsy but it conveys what some scientists claim is going on around the south polar region due to climate change and warming temperatures. Changes in wind patterns across Antarctica are not only affecting the composition and levels of phytoplankton in areas there but rising temperatures are also causing sharp changes in the Chinstrap and Adelie penguin populations that feed on the krill that feed on the phytoplankton. The ecosystem appears to be going out of whack. Read more...

LA Times article
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