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Little Drifters are Beacons of Climate Change

Humble though they may seem and occupying a low position in the marine food web, plankton are vital to the health not only of oceans, but also of the world’s atmospheric and terrestrial environments. Increasingly, plankton are also seen by scientists as beacons of climate change and are the focus of new research projects. Marcia van Zeller reports, Western Fisheries article by M. Van Zeller, Apr 2008, pg. 48-51


  • Climate
  • Ecology
  • Human Impacts
  • Marine Science
  • Ocean Currents
  • Plankton



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