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Climate change drives collapse in marine food webs
Description: A new study has found that levels of commercial fish stocks could be harmed as rising sea temperatures affect their source of food. Scientists have demonstrated how climate change can drive the collapse of marine "food webs". The study shows that increased temperatures reduce the vital flow of energy from the primary food producers at the bottom (e.g. algae), to intermediate consumers (herbivores), to predators at the top of marine food webs. [Source: University of Adelaide]
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Source: University of Adelaide
Publish Date: 1/10/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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