Ocean Heatwaves Could Affect Global Food Supplies: study

Canberra: A comprehensive 12-year study led by Australia’s CSIRO reveals that marine heatwaves are reshaping the foundation of the marine food chain, potentially disrupting global ecosystems and food supplies.

Focusing on microorganisms at the base of the marine food chain, the research identifies that tiny phytoplankton species are developing smaller cells, impacting their consumption by larger animals.

Lead author Mark Brown emphasizes the study’s global relevance, pointing out that marine heatwaves affect regions worldwide, including polar areas like the Arctic and Antarctic. The study underscores potential far-reaching consequences, affecting the carbon absorption capacity of marine ecosystems and the size of fish stocks.

The findings, published in Nature’s Communications Biology, stress the critical need for genomic techniques like DNA sequencing to analyze these invisible yet vital processes in the ocean.

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