Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fish gut could show effects of climate change

As sea temperatures rise, stocks of some fish species will decline while others will grow, reveals new research from the University of Gothenburg looking at gastrointestinal function in fish.

The research examined gastrointestinal function in fish and found that the gastrointestinal system in fish is much more sensitive to temperature changes than previously believed. This may even be a limiting factor for the distribution of species, the thesis shows.

By looking at how gut function in various fish species is affected by both rapid and slow changes in water temperature, we can better understand what will happen to different species when the climate changes.

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