Recovery from ocean warming can take thousands of years

Marine ecosystems can take thousands, rather than hundreds, of years to recover from climate-related upheavals, according to a study by researchers who examined fossilized fauna on the seafloor to chart the changes. The study shows that while climate change and the deoxygenation of seawater can alter ocean ecology very quickly, recovery can be on a 1,000-year scale, not the 100-year scale previously thought.

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