Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Sooty Shearwaters may be threatened by climate change

But their remarkable feat may be coming to an end. Recent studies have shown that some sooty shearwater breeding colonies have declined by more than 40 percent, which researchers believe is a result of warming ocean temperatures. As sea temperatures rise, possibly from global warming, the mixing of colder, nutrient-rich water from the ocean depths with warmer surface water declines, limiting the growth of algae and everything that feeds upon it.--- Read More

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