Owing to climate change surface of the oceans will change colour by end of 21st century leading our blue planet to look visibly altered, finds a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The findings showed that climate change has been significantly affecting phytoplankton — the tiny sea creatures — in the world`s oceans, which will lead to the change in colour — intensifying its blue and green regions.
“There will be a noticeable difference in the colour of 50 per cent of the ocean by the end of the 21st century,” said lead author Stephanie Dutkiewicz, a principal research scientist at MIT.
“It could be potentially quite serious. Different types of phytoplankton absorb light differently, and if climate change shifts one community of phytoplankton to another, that will also change the types of food webs they can support,” Dutkiewicz added.