A recent study reveals the impact of global warming on marine creatures
Global Warming has made more than a twice ocean dwellers disappear in comparison to land dwellers from their habitats according to a recent study.
Human communities that rely on fish and shellfish for food and economic activity may be impacted by the greater vulnerability of sea creatures.
New research shows, Sea creatures, especially those that live in shallower water near the coasts, are much more vulnerable to global warming than land animals.
Malin Pinsky, lead author of the new study said: “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”.
The loss of a population can deplete the species’ genetic diversity, have cascading impacts on their predators and prey and alter ecosystems that benefit human society.
The study says “Understanding these species and ecosystems will be most severely affected by warming as climate change advances are important for guiding conservation and management”.
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