More Wind and Bigger Waves Are Changing Marine Ecosystems

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Marine ecosystems such as the Giant Kelp forests off the coast of California are dependent upon certain ocean movements -- the kelp receives nutrients from the passing waves, which then creates habitat for a multitude of other species from urchins to abalone to the iconic sea otters. However, as a warming climate changes the size and strength of waves, currents, storms, and winds, these marine ecosystems such as the kelp forests are feeling the shift. A new report shows that over the last two decades, ocean wind and waves have increased susbstantially. Skeptical Science has a great article explaining how it works and why it matters. Follow Jaymi on Twitter for more stories like this
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