Unprecedented Blooms of Ocean Plant Life

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  • Chariklo

    Here's a new, hitherto unsuspected and unforeseen major sign of climate change.


    June 8, 2012: Scientists have made a biological discovery in Arctic Ocean waters as unexpected as finding a rainforest in the middle of a desert. A NASA-sponsored expedition named ICESCAPE punched through three-feet of sea ice to find waters richer in microscopic marine plants, essential to all sea life, than any other ocean region on Earth.

  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite

    Besides light getting through, the increasing levels of CO2 dissolved in ocean water could boost phytoplankton growth.

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