The Polar Marine Ecosystems respond to Rapid Climate Change by selective increased population growth, altering species location and mating grounds, and selective population decreasing. The warming climate change melts sea ice – vital to southern aquatic life – which causes a decline in Antarctic life to focus on one point. To give an example, the Adelie penguins that depend on sea ice for mating, food, and survival lost previous sea ice grounds and are losing new sea ice to live. In addition, since the ocean capacity is increasing due to ice meltation, species are now have more room to reproduce, live, and eat, which leads to selective increased productivity rates. However, the significantly smaller life forms that are the key to ocean life – Antarctic krill – are now small enough for phytoplankton to consume; this is disrupting the prior aquatic food chain. To sum up a very large problem in a small sentence, the major increase of sea ice temperature is creating an incredibly massive chain reaction of aquatic, climatic, and global problems.
Seth Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org)