Saturday, February 24, 2007

Atlantic Ecosystem Changing

Overfishing and climate change are causing rapid changes in the ecosystems of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean from Greenland to North Carolina, according to a study by Charles Green, a Cornell University Professor of Oceanography.
According to an article in Earth Times, "Predicting the fate of these ecosystems will be one of oceanography's grand challenges for the 21st century, [Green] said. Among the ecosystem changes cited in the paper was the freshening of seawater along the North Atlantic shelf."
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