As the Earth warms, the waters of the seas and oceans become warmer and more acidic, but water pollution and overfishing are also major problems. The highly biodiverse regions of the oceans, where different plant species and hundreds of fun animal species thrive, are the regions most threatened by climate change. An international group of scientists led by the University of Adelaide in Australia has found that 70 percent of these thriving animal and plant areas are threatened by climate change – Is written on the university website.
These vulnerable marine communities are home to, among other things, most of the world’s most vulnerable, reef-building coral species. (becomes endangered in their natural habitat without significant intervention) Manatees are also announced.
The researchers used a new technique to compare past and future rates of ocean warming and found that plants and animals would need to move to survive in the right climates. However, most animals do not have the necessary speed of movement, which means that we could lose many diverse ecosystems.
According to Associate Professor Damien Fordham, one of the study’s authors, because they were able to show that areas of high marine biodiversity can benefit in maximum ways from devastating warming, we can now be better prepared to protect inauspicious areas.
Scientists have long known that climate change severely affects ocean life because it alters species distribution and species abundance, but so far no comprehensive survey has been conducted. They hope the new data will help make enhancing the environmental and evolutionary resilience to climate change a global priority.
This may include improving fisheries management, supporting species movements, and expanding climate-smart marine protected areas.
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