…”Many local marine species are feeling the pinch, food wise.”

Alaska “Blob” Tracker

“The warm water and associated weather conditions have disturbed typical ocean mixing, which means nutrients remain deep and inaccessible to surface creatures that are essential to the food web. The tiny animals that drift on ocean currents—zooplankton—feed bigger species, such as salmon.”

This story provides educational illustrations and is a nice summary of ecosystem impacts of the Blob on the North Pacific food web. The research of Brian Hunt, who is featured in this article,  is supported by a grant from the Tula Foundation, which also funds Hakai Magazine. The magazine is editorially independent of the Hakai institute and foundation.

To read the story, click here.

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