Context: According to a new study published in the eLife journal, warm waters will cause aquatic animals, particularly fish, to grow larger rather than shrink in size due to global warming.
The study found that warm waters will increase both the growth rates and death rates of fish, resulting in a younger but larger fish population. This contradicts the previous theory that fish will grow faster at a young age but reach smaller body sizes as adults as aquatic ecosystems become warmer.
|Impact of Warming on Aquatic Animals||Descriptions|
|Decreased oxygen levels||Limit growth and development of some species|
|Changes in food availability||This can lead to decreased populations|
|Increased prevalence of diseases and parasites||Can impact populations|
|Bleaching of coral reefs||Loss of habitat for a diverse array of species|
|The decline of coral reef ecosystems||This can lead to declines in populations of fish and invertebrates|