1B--Increase in Carbon Dioxide Levels could be blamed for Plankton Population Increase: Study

November 30, 2015 10:48 AM

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Plankton population in the ocean has increased drastically since 1965 up to 2010, according to a new study. The increase by a ten-fold is due to increase in carbon dioxide levels, the study explained.

Associate professor Anand Gnandesikarn from John Hopkins University said, “Every year since 1965, it was just at least two percent growth of planktons. It spiked up to 20 percent since the 90s. That is a quicker rate than what it should be”.

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