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How does environment affect organisms? Changes in the environment can make some organisms have to find a new way of living. Some might need to find a new source of food. Changes in temperature can really change the climate. It can make most animals move to a different part of the world, just by a small change in the temperature. Changes in the environment can be horrible for some organisms and good for other organisms. It can take away sources of food and water, or it can give new ones to the organisms that need them to survive. For example scientists are saying phytoplankton is increasing because of climate change. On march 27th, 2011 the climate started to heat up about 400,000 square feet of the ocean. The phytoplankton are growing 50 days earlier than they were 14 years ago. The climate change hasn't affected any other organisms but scientists are still looking into it. Why the the organisms appear non-living? Because things have to have water to live so when they weren't consuming any water they weren't thriving but when you put them in water they can absorb it and live.
This picture shows a phytoplankton bloom in biscay bay.
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Article posted October 21, 2011 at 02:26 PM •
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