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Caption: MODIS Sea Surface Temperature Highlighting the Gulf Stream (2002 to 2006) - A recent study indicates a correlation between ocean nutrients and changes sea surface temperature (SST). The results show that when SSTs warm, marine plant life in the form of microscopic phytoplankton declines. Similarly, when SSTs cool, marine plant life seems to flourish. Changes in phytoplankton growth influence fishery yields and the amount of carbon dioxide the oceans remove from the atmosphere. This could have major implications on the future of our ocean's food web and how it relates to climate change. Mastered from original, frame size 1440 x 1080.

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MODIS Sea Surface Temperature

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