HOME          CATEGORIES          OUR TAKE

Bigger sea creatures may feel the effects of higher CO2

 

Carbon dioxide emissions affect the oceans as well as the atmosphere.  Increasing the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the oceans, combined with the warming of the water, will limit the amount of oxygen available at the surface and cause oxygen-poor areas in the deep water to expand.  This lack of oxygen will affect larger sea creatures, such as squid.  According to a new study, researchers found that under conditions of increased CO2, squid’s metabolic and activity rates slowed significantly.  In the future, without sufficient oxygen, the squid would change their hunting and migratory patterns, which could potentially disrupt marine food chains.

 

Comment on this article

ClimateYou moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Abusive, profane, self-promotional, misleading, incoherent or off-topic comments will be rejected. Moderators are staffed during regular business hours (New York time) and can only accept comments written in English.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on email

More Posts Like This

CITY TECH BLOG

Climate Change and Famine by City Tech Blogger Yuehan Guo

  Even without climate change, large numbers of people around the world still face the threat of famine. And climate change may be the one factor that makes things worse. In poor African countries, the food supply in those countries is already in a precarious state. For most

CITY TECH BLOG

Impact of Floods Due to Climate Change by City Tech Blogger Hong Zhu

            Flooding is a phenomenon where a build-up of excessive water overwhelms the area’s capability to drain. Floods can be categorized into  four types: flash flood, coastal flood, urban flood, fluvial flood, and pluvial flood. Flash flooding is the flooding caused by a sudden and rapid inflow of

Take action in the fight against climate change