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Global Warming Turning Indian Ocean into Ecological Desert

Indian Ocean may be turning into an ecological desert, all thanks to global warming. From local fishermen to subject experts, all opine that sea life in the Indian Ocean is being affected due to rising temperatures.

As per Roxy Mathew Koll, a scientist at the Centre for Climate Change Research at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune, rapid warming in the Indian Ocean has led to a reduction in phytoplankton (microscopic organisms which are a key factor for oceans, seas, and freshwater bodies). Warming Indian Ocean has reduced phytoplankton count by up to 20%.

Gane Kumaraswamy


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