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Warming seas to emaciate fish: study

OCEAN DESERTS:The research project has been hailed as the most comprehensive yet and reaches the alarming conclusion that fish are shrinking in size as well as population

The Guardian, LONDON

Lastly, Roberts said the heating of the oceans meant that the warmer layer at the surface mixed less with the colder layer below. As the colder layer contains most of the nutrients, that means less food for fish.

“We are already seeing some evidence of this, as oceanic ‘deserts’ are getting larger,” he said. “All this is yet one more reason to do something to cut greenhouse gases urgently.”

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