Large Species More Susceptible to Environmental Change

A new study has found that large predators are more at risk of being adversely affected by environmental change, such as over-hunting and habitat change, because compared to smaller animals they have to work harder to find their next meal. The scientists from Durham University and the Zoological Society of London published their research in

World's Marine Plankton in Peril – 40% Decline Since 1950

Phytoplankton–tiny, marine plants that formthe basis of our oceans’ food chain–absorb and sequester large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere and generate half of the world’s oxygen supply. Given such an important ecosystem service as this, one would hope that our oceans’ algae numbers stay high…but, the results of a three year data analysis are anything but encouraging.

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