• anonymous
If the temperature of our oceans continues to rise, what possible long-term effect will this have on marine organisms? Answer The overall temperature of the oceans will increase as will the distribution of marine life. The salinity of ocean waters will decrease and thus endanger marine life diversity. The available oxygen of ocean waters will decrease thus reducing marine life diversity. The geographic range of phytoplankton will be reduced and thus shrink the base of the marine food chain.
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  • anonymous
Well let's think it out. Temperature increase = bad for a lot of life. Does that narrow down your choices?
  • blues
Actually, many marine scientists feel that as life becomes harder for higher developed organisms it will open up niches for cnidardians and we'll end up an oceans full of jellies.
  • anonymous
That's a scary thought....

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