Warmer Ocean Temperatures Most Likely Mean Smaller Fishes

GLOBAL WARMING IS CAUSING FISH IN THE OCEAN TO SHRINK in body size, say two scientists at the University of British Columbia. If the rise in ocean temperatures continues at the present rate, many fish are likely to decline in size by 20 to 30 percent, they say. Warmer ocean temperatures cause fishes’ bodies to warm up as well, accelerating their metabolisms and oxygen requirements, explains William Cheung, director of science at the Nippon Foundation-UBC

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