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Washington, District of Columbia 20230
NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources. The NOAA Marine Debris Program, housed within the Office of Response & Re ... more
Administration's Senior Meteorological Advisor
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National Federation of Regional Associations for Ocean Observing
Watershed Currents Archive - 4th Quarter, 2007
But there's a gaping hole in that news: Schwing said the population of krill has mysteriously crashed in the ocean.
This zooplankton, which resembles a tiny shrimp, is a key salmon food.
Several bird species that depend on krill have also crashed, Schwing said, such as the Cassin's auklet, a seabird that nests on the Farallone Islands.
Also, whales that normally gorge on krill shifted to eating fish.
"Historically there's a strong relationship between abundance of krill and the amount of upwelling that occurs," said Schwing.
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