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Activity 6 - El Nino and the Oceanic Food Chain

Use the resources listed below to help you complete this activity.


To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:

El Nino, Phytoplankton, and Global Geochemical Cycles

"SeaWIFS Project Homepage" - NASA/GSFC
Homepage of SeaWIFS Project which generates false color images that show phytoplankton blooms. Includes data sets images and a teacher resources page.


Inquiring Further:

El Nino and Marine Birds

El Nino,
Learn how an El Nino year effected waterfowl migration movements throughout the Flyways.

Water, EPA
Explore the ENSO-related events such as changes in runoff and streamflow regimes, reductions in water quality associated with changes in runoff, and human demands for water supplies affect waterfowl.

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Last updated: May 11, 2010

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