“Fish living near the equator will not thrive in the warmer oceans of the future”

This is a factual article which was published in the American news website Science Daily.¬†The article titled¬†“Fish living near the equator will not thrive in the warmer oceans of the future” is mainly about the research done by an international team which shows results that suggest that aquatic life that inhabit areas near the equator will be greatly effected by quickly rising ocean temperatures. The research was done by Dr Rummer and her team. They studied 6 different species of fish that are prominent near the equator.The ocean temperature is rising at rates that fish have never before had to adjust to, it is predicted that the ocean temperature will rise two to three degrees Celsius within the next century. Fish that live by the equator have experienced a very small range of temperatures throughout their life therefore a temperature change like this will be likely to cause fish to migrate to areas with temperatures more suited to their needs. This raises an issue because many people living near the equator rely on these fish as a source of food and income. Without these fish their livelihood is at stake.

Citation:

ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies. (2014, February 11). Fish living near the equator will not thrive in the warmer oceans of the future. ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 11, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140211094304.htm

 

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