Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/05/03

Global Warming Is Hitting Ocean Species Hardest, Including Fish Relied on for Food

Fishermen in the Maldives bring in a catch. Ocean warming is putting coastal fish under higher stress, particularly in the tropics. In the islands, coastal species have no few if any options to escape the heat. Credit: EyesWideOpen/Getty Images

“Sea creatures, especially those that live in shallower water near the coasts, are much more vulnerable to global warming than land animals, new research shows. The scientists found that local populations of marine animals are disappearing at double the rate of land-based species.

That’s because marine animals like fish, crabs and lobster are already more likely to be living near the threshold of life-threatening temperatures, and because in the ocean, there are fewer places to hide from extreme heat, said Malin Pinsky, lead author of a new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.”

 

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Fonte: Inside Climate News, 24 de abril de 2019

 


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