s skippy the bush kangaroo: if phytoplankton population drops any more

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

if phytoplankton population drops any more

we, as a species...no matter what car you are driving or what gated community you live in...are so "pooched."
the microscopic plants that form the foundation of the ocean's food web are declining, reports a study published july 29 in nature.

the tiny organisms, known as phytoplankton, also gobble up carbon dioxide to produce half the world's oxygen output—equaling that of trees and plants on land.

....."phytoplankton productivity is the base of the food web, and all life in the sea depends on it."- scientific american

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 10:26 PM |

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An interesting but little noticed item has come out about the thermosphere around the earth.

Seems the bugger started to collapse a couple of years ago and then went back up some.

No one knows why. But some serious people want to know what happened.

More information: Emmert, J. T., J. L. Lean, and J. M. Picone (2010), Record-low thermospheric density during the 2008 solar minimum, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L12102.
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