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Warming tropical oceans could see ‘widespread and intense’ species loss, study warns


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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

The tropics could see a huge drop in biodiversity as marine life heads for cooler waters, a new study suggests.

 

Rising sea temperatures could push fish, molluscs and crustaceans towards higher latitudes, the researchers find. But species that can't move fast enough are likely to face local extinction if emissions remain very high, the lead author tells Carbon Brief.

 

http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2015/08/warming-tropical-oceans-could-see-widespread-species-loss/?utm_source=Daily+Carbon+Briefing&utm_campaign=836bcb65a2-cb_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_876aab4fd7-836bcb65a2-303447709

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