Major news! According to this article, carbon dioxide is affecting the brains and nervous system of fishes and other living things in the ocean. High CO2 levels in sea water disrupts a key brain receptor in fish, causing odd behavior and changes in their sensory ability. Professor Philip Munday reports that, ” By the end of this century, CO2 concentrations will interfere with fishes’ ability to hear, smell, turn and evade predators.” This is terrible! This won’t be good for our fishing industries since we depend a lot on fish resources.
They did a research on baby clown and damsel fishes and how they performed alongside their predators in high-concentrated Co2 water. They found out that even though the predators were affected, the baby fishes were the ones who suffered higher rates of attrition. This is unbelievably something we have to concern ourselves with. Already the natural order of balance is starting to shift rapidly.
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