Climate change could disturb marine life for millennia

March 31, 2015 1:36 AM

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Endangered ecosystem Climate change may lead to disturbances in marine life that will take thousands of years to recover from, not hundreds of years as previously thought, say researchers.

The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , is based on a section of fossilised ocean fauna found on the seafloor off the coast of California dating to between 3400 and 16,100 years ago.

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