Monday, October 1, 2012
Science! It seems that as ocean temperatures rise, the size of fish diminishes. It has to do with oxygen levels, body temperature, and metabolic rates. That's from research led by Dr William Cheung from the University of British Columbia. It seems global warming causes existing fish species to grow drastically smaller than we're used to. Dr. Cheung also writes that the resulting midget fish may have trouble reproducing, with devastating results for the world's fisheries. The good news is, who wouldn't want to open a little can of whole tarpons, or get a bunch of teensy sturgeon on their pizza?