Nov 29, 2022
Climate change is reaching deep into the ocean
Warmer oceans are going to lose faunal biomass
Almost all climate scenarios predicted a loss in biodiversity and species richness. Low and mid-latitude oceans are projected to lose faunal biomass while high-latitude oceans face an influx of warm water species. Dr. Ariza's predictions demonstrate a risk to deep-sea species that could impact migratory predators that depend on them for food, thus adversely affecting fisheries.
The researchers hope that by keeping global warming below 2°C, we could minimize the twilight zone organism decline to less than 10%.