Oceans to turn brighter blue due to global warming – Telegraph.co.uk
The sea will turn a brighter shade of blue due to global warming, a new study predicts.
Experts believe that changing ocean temperatures will alter the distribution of tiny organisms called phytoplankton, which play a crucial role in absorbing sunlight.
As a result, swathes of the subtropics and temperate regions such as the North Atlantic are likely to turn a more brilliant blue due to a diminution of the creatures.
Meanwhile colder waters near the north and south poles will become a deeper green as the algae increasingly flourish.
Published in the journal Nature Communications, the study relied on computer modelling of temperature-based phytoplankton quantities, combined with estimations of…