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    Recent research shows that ocean water off southern California has warmed by 2-3 degrees F (1-1.5 degrees C) over the past four decades, possibly due to the green house effect. This warming has led indirectly to a depletion of nutrients in the water and thus a decline in photosynthetic protists such as diatoms. What effects is this warming likely to have for the life in the oceans?

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    The important point of this question is that the warming led to a reduction in the food supply for diatoms, causing their numbers to decline. This means that ...

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    The solution discusses the effects of global warming on ocean life.