Phytoplankton change in the North Atlantic

  title={Phytoplankton change in the North Atlantic},
  author={Philip C. Reid and Martin Edwards and Harold G. Hunt and Andrew J. Warner},
A marked increase in global temperature over the last century was confirmed by the second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Here we report significant positive and negative linear trends from 1948 to 1995 in phytoplankton measured by the Continuous Plankton Recorder survey in the northeast Atlantic and North Sea that might reflect a response to changing climate on a timescale of decades. Spreading of unusually cold waters from the Arctic might have contributed… CONTINUE READING
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