Ocean EO at risk?

An interesting article in Nature, showing research indicating a reduction in ocean phytoplankton in the last hundred years, mostly in the northern latitudes. I’m a little surprised at this, the authors attribute the decline to ocean warming, but that’s more to do with my own lack of knowledge. The startling quote though is that the US commitment to Ocean Colour monitoring (Sea Wifs etc) seems to be under some sort of threat , judging from a reference to a study currently underway.

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