This Inside Climate News article discusses how global warming is affecting fish. Global Warming Is Hitting Ocean Species Hardest, Including Fish Relied on for Food. Local populations of fish, mollusks and other marine animals are disappearing at twice the rate of land-based species, new research shows.
Sea creatures, especially those that live in shallower water near the coasts, are much more vulnerable to global warming than land animals, new research shows. The scientists found that local populations of marine animals are disappearing at double the rate of land-based species.
That’s because marine animals like fish, crabs and lobster are already more likely to be living near the threshold of life-threatening temperatures, and because in the ocean, there are fewer places to hide from extreme heat, said Malin Pinsky, lead author of a new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.