TITLE

NORTH SEA IN 'ECOLOGICAL MELTDOWN'

PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Ecologist;Dec2003, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the effect of global warming on the ecology of North Sea according to a research at the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science. Effect of sea temperature on the marine food chain; Changes in fish stocks and sea bird population; Statement from the foundation on impact of the migration of plankton on marine life.
ACCESSION #
11677077

 

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