Changes imperil Gulf of Maine’s food chain – The Boston Globe

Changes imperil Gulf of Maine’s food chain – The Boston Globe

Changes imperil Gulf of Maine’s food chain – The Boston Globe.

Researchers from Bigelow Labs and USGS documented a five-fold decrease in phytoplankton growth, which may be linked to record levels of rainfall.  Increased rainfall contributes to increased sedimentation in the water.  There authors also documented a decrease in salinity and increase in surface temperatures.  The study was published in Marine Ecology Progress Series this month.

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