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How does global warming affect the marine biome?

Posted by admin on August 5, 2012 in Global Warming with 4 Comments


My teacher is making us do a research paper on global warming. One aspect is how it affects biodiversity in the marine biome. We need 5 plants and/or animals in this biome that are threatened by global warming. Does anyone have any sites or information that can help?

Global Warming is fake and is not man made

the sun is hotter that is all

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  1. KunoAugust 5, 2012 - 2:59 pm #1

    global warming is fake and is not man made

    the sun is hotter that is all
    References :

  2. BibisAugust 5, 2012 - 3:46 pm #2

    Marine animals have suffered a lot from oil spills and other types of pollution. Global warming has started to affect arctic animals. But as you probably know when one species disappears, it alters the whole food chain causing other animals to over populate and others to vanish. Marine plants and animals that live in a cold environment, in the future will have to adjust to a warmer environment. Many marine species will die from the climate change causing a change in the food chain. Some species that will be affected are mostly the arctic marine animals like the walrus and seals. Just type on google, arctic marine animals, and follow the food chain.
    References :
    http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/images/arctic_marine_food_web.jpg
    http://assets.panda.org/img/original/arctic_marine_foodweb_acia.jpg

  3. bravozuluAugust 5, 2012 - 3:55 pm #3

    That is making a huge assumption that any biome is threatened. The marine biome has received a lot of attention because it is where most of the CO2 will ultimately end up. So far the amount of CO2 released by humans has been said to have increased by about 38% and 1/3 has went into the ocean. That would have increased the amount in the ocean about 1/4 of a percent. The pH of the ocean has been reported to have dropped about .075 pH points down to about 8.1. If that pH change continued for several decades, It is possible that certain organism would have a hard time making their shells. Considering that CO2 has been much higher than present, it is hard to imagine that such a minor change would have a profound effect on the entire biome.
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/01/31/ocean-acidification-and-corals/

    There is a list of organism that are possibly threatened in the future.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_acidification

    Most likely, since the carbon cycle isn’t anything new, the ocean will precipitate the excess CO2 or the organisms will adjust to the slightly more acidic conditions. We are talking about a change of less than 1/4 of a percent.

    Corals are also threatened by warmer water. All water is obviously not warm enough now to support coral so it is kind of silly to suppose that it will just kill them and not expand their range as well. They have a symbiotic relationship with a type of algae that lives in their tissue. When it is too warm, the algae called zooxanthella die and are expelled. That causes bleaching. If it stays warm for too long the coral can die. They can take in zooxanthella that are adapted to warmer water so it wouldn’t necessarily kill them.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zooxanthella
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  4. JanAugust 5, 2012 - 4:37 pm #4

    do you know the coral bleaching
    because of scorching sunlight hitting the corals it dies and it is the fish’s home if there are no homes fish will migrate.
    corals and fishes are the one being threatened here the most.
    References :

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