Warmer Oceans

Due to global warming

What is the effect of warmer oceans to the animals that live in the ocean?

  • Research has shown that krill reproduce in smaller numbers when ocean temperatures rise. This can have a effect by disrupting the life cycle of krill eaters, and also causes food shortages for higher predators

  • Warmer sea temperatures are also associated with the spread of invasive species and marine diseases
  • The only way to reduce ocean temperatures is to dramatically reign in our emission of greenhouse gases but even if we immediately dropped carbon dioxide emissions, the gases we've already released would take a long time to dissipate
  • The solubility of CO2 in water decreases as temperatures increase