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Instagram: Phytoplankton Levels Dropping

This is a 15-second video explaining the decrease in phytoplankton levels.

New research led by NASA researchers has found populations of the microscopic marine plants, phytoplankton, have decreased in the Northern Hemisphere. An analysis using a NASA model in combination with ocean satellite data between 1998 and 2012, showed a 1% decrease of phytoplankton per year.

Research: Decadal Trends in Global Pelagic Ocean Chlorophyll: A New Assessment Combining Multiple Satellites, In Situ Data and Models, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.




Joy Ng (USRA): Producer
Cecile S. Rousseaux (USRA): Scientist
Watson Gregg (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Joy Ng (USRA): Narrator
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Project Support
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