Monthly Archives: November 2015

Ocean phytoplankton decreases change marine ecosystems worldwide

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been collecting data on phytoplankton blooms using satellite imagery. "Inclusion of satellite data into this kind of biogeochemical modeling is really exciting," NASA scientist Jeremy Werdell said, according to United Press International. The satellite images illustrate that the most common phytoplankton, called diatoms, have decreased approximately 1 percent … Continue reading Ocean phytoplankton decreases change marine ecosystems worldwide

Great Lakes aquatic ecology preservation and why it matters

The Great Lakes are made up of lakes Erie, Ontario, Huron, Michigan and Superior, which were created by melting glaciers during the last Ice Age over 10,000 years ago. The Great Lakes are vitally important to aquatic ecology, as they represent 21 percent of the world's surface freshwater. The health and welfare of the Great … Continue reading Great Lakes aquatic ecology preservation and why it matters