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Marine biologists have discovered another design benefit humans receive from hurricanes. Using remote sensing mapping, they showed that eastern U.S. seaboard hurricanes significantly increased chlorophyll concentrations across the continental shelf. Such semi-regular endowments of chlorophyll concentrations play an important role in sustaining both the biomass and biodiversity of life on the continental shelves, which in turn enhance the living standard and quality of life for humans. This study provides yet more evidence (see “Design Update: Hurricanes Bring More Than Destruction,” by Hugh Ross, https://www.reasons.org/resources/faf/98q4faf/hurricanes.shtml) that God has so designed both the frequency and intensity of hurricanes to maximally benefit life and human civilization.
- Amélie Davis and Xiao-Hai Yan, “Hurricane Forcing on Chlorophyll-a Concentration Off the Northeast Coast of the U.S.,” Geophysical Research Letters 31 (2004): L17304, doi:10.1029/2004GL020668.
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