Hurricanes Typhoons and Cyclones

How do hurricanes affect the ocean?

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Hurricanes mix up the nutrients in the water and mix oxygen from the atmosphere into the ocean. This affects the microorganisms in the water which affects the whole ocean food chain since they are the bottom of the food chain. They also destroy coral reefs and displace sea animals. Hurricanes also produce a temporary decease in sea surface temperatures.

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