March 16, 2022
According to a new study by researchers from the University of Queensland and global marine experts in Australia, fishes living in all strata of the ocean are showing signs of being affected by pollution, fishing and climate change. Even those that live in the deep sea have been affected. One of the most beautiful corals, the flowerpot coral, which is found in the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Persian Sea, is showing effects of climate change and related stress, such as ocean acidification. Molluscs, echinoderms, starfish, sea snails and flying fish are also under threat from pollution and acidification due to chemicals and plastics.
Did You Know?
Parrotfish produce 85% of the sand that builds up reef islands like in the Maldives.