Why Are Sharks Losing Their Appetite?

Climate change is currently causing the ocean water to become more and more acidic. What does this mean for marine life? Chastity is here to discuss how sharks are losing their appetite!

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Sharks Lose Their Appetite In Acidic Oceans
“Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are making ocean waters more acidic.”

Sharks in acidic waters avoid smell of food
“The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food, a new study suggests.”

Odor tracking in sharks is reduced under future ocean acidification conditions
“Recent studies show that ocean acidification impairs sensory functions and alters the behavior of teleost fishes.”

Sharks in Acidic Waters Avoid Smell of Food
“Elevated carbon dioxide levels impaired the odor-tracking behavior of the smooth dogfish, a shark whose range includes the Atlantic Ocean off the eastern United States.”

CO2 levels in atmosphere rising at dramatically faster rate, U.N. report warns
“Levels of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rose at a record-shattering pace last year, a new report shows, a surge that surprised scientists and spurred fears of an accelerated warming of the planet in decades to come.”

2013 Global Greenhouse Gas Report
“The World Meteorological Organization Global Atmosphere Watch monitors the contributors of climate change.”

Fish from acidic ocean waters less able to smell predators
“Fish living on coral reefs where carbon dioxide seeps from the ocean floor were less able to detect predator odor than fish from normal coral reefs, according to a new study.”

Behavioural impairment in reef fishes caused by ocean acidification at CO2 seeps
“Experiments have shown that the behaviour of reef fishes can be seriously affected by projected future carbon dioxide concentrations in the ocean.”

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