Marine Animal Growth Drops Coastal Upwelling Responsible

September 21, 2014 2:03 AM

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A new research that was conducted on marine ecosystems has revealed that there has been a decrease in the marine animal growth. The decrease in reproduction and hence population can be due to the increasing strength of the coastal currents, which supply nutrients for the marine animals and other crucial ecosystems. As the current gets stronger, the nutrients keep getting washed away.

The fish, seabirds and marine mammals are basically dependent on phytoplankton for their necessary nutrients. These are formed when the wind lifts the deep, nutrient rich water to the surface, which encourages growth of this phytoplankton. According to the study led by Bryan Black, the California co...

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