Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Updated 14 August 2005
Warmer oceans may be killing West Coast marine life
– 13 July 2005 - Scientists suspect that rising ocean temperatures and
dwindling plankton populations are behind a growing number of seabird
deaths, fewer salmon and other anomalies along the West Coast.
With coastal ocean temperatures 2 to 5 degrees above normal, scientists
have reported a record number of dead seabirds – 5 to10 times higher
than normal - from central
Californiato British Columbia.
"If this continues, said Bill Peterson, an oceanographer with NOAA in
we will have a food chain that is basically impoverished
from the very lowest levels."
"Something big is going on out there," said Julia Parrish, an associate
professor in the
Schoolof Aquatic Fisheriesand Sciences at the University
Washington. "I'm left with no obvious smoking gun."
No smoking gun? How about those 4,300 underwater earthquakes
this spring off the
Washington/Oregoncoast? Could they have been
an indicator of increased underwater volcanism?
See more of this article at It's not global warming, it's ocean warming
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