A study conducted by Swansea University, UK, says that if climate change continues, we are likely to lose five large marine animals in the next 100 years. The research proves that 18% of marine megafauna species, or creatures that weigh more than 45kg, are likely to be lost by the year 2120. These include whales, sharks, turtles, emperor penguins and polar bears. These animals play a major role in the ocean ecosystem and their extinction will affect the way the ecosystem functions.
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