This is the first time that I have heard the theory about the algae bloom killing off the dinosaurs. I’m going to look around and see what I can dig up. This is a very interesting article… This image is the Algae bloom that appeared this summer in the Arctic ocean.
KEN SCHLICHTE; TUMWATER
Published: 12/27/09 12:05 am
A Dec. 13 article stated that a new theory is surfacing that toxic algae rather than asteroids killed the dinosaurs. It suggested that current climate conditions are becoming strikingly similar to those that existed during the time of the dinosaur extinctions and also described a recent massive algae bloom off the Northwest coast that left thousands of seabirds dead.
A much more favorable picture of ocean habitat for marine fish and seabirds off our Northwest coast is provided by the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center report, stating that “During 2008, the trend of cold ocean conditions, which started to become established in 2007, has continued. The fact that cold ocean conditions have now become well established bodes well for marine fish (especially salmon) and bird species, since many of them will almost certainly have a good recruitment year.”