||Effects of Stratospheric Ozone Depletion on Marine Organisms.
Worrest, R. C. ;
Haeder, D. P. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Processes and Effects Research.
Ozone layer ;
Ultraviolet radiation ;
Aquatic plants ;
Marine organisms ;
Aquatic ecosystems ;
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As a result of stratospheric ozone depletion, UV-B radiation (290-320 nm) reaching aquatic environments is likely to increase over the next few decades. Available information suggests that UV-B radiation can have a variety of deleterious effects on marine and freshwater ecosystems. These effects can have a number of possible consequences for aquatic ecosystems. Among these effects are: (1) a reduction in biomass production, resulting in a reduced food supply to humans; and (2) change in species composition and a reduction of biodiversity.