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Design of El Nino Events

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Marine biologists discovered another way that El Nino events in the Pacific Ocean are optimally designed to maximize the biomass and biodiversity of Earth. Using high-resolution satellite images of ocean color and surface winds in combination with data from ocean samples, they determined that El Nino events play a large role in distributing chlorophyll throughout the central North Pacific Ocean. Such decadal-scale variation in the geographical distribution of chlorophyll concentrations ensures a large biomass and wide diversity for as large a portion of the Pacific Ocean as possible. Thus, El Nino events are optimally designed to enhance the biomass and biodiversity of not only continental land masses but also the oceans. Such design is testimony for a supernatural, superintelligent Creator.

o   Steven J. Bograd et al., “On the Seasonal and Interannual Migrations of the Transition Zone of the Chlorophyll Front,” Geophysical Research Letters 31 (2004): L17204, doi:10.1029/2004GL020637.


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Subjects: Earth/Moon Design

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