From: University of Washington
Published September 13, 2017 04:53 PM

Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the world

Climate change will force many amphibians, mammals and birds to move to cooler areas outside their normal ranges, provided they can find space and a clear trajectory among our urban developments and growing cities.

But what are the chances for fish to survive as climate change continues to warm waters around the world?

University of Washington researchers are tackling this question in the first analysis of how vulnerable the world’s freshwater and marine fishes are to climate change. Their paper, appearing online Sept. 11 in Nature Climate Change, used physiological data to predict how nearly 3,000 fish species living in oceans and rivers will respond to warming water temperatures in different regions.

Read more at University of Washington

Image: Fish species in many river systems (John Day River pictured) will face the challenge of coping with warmer waters in the future.

Credit: University of Washington

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