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Chandler L. ManuskyBlock 1 Climate Change Crisis for Marine Animals   University of Adelaide. (2018, January 9). Climate change drives collapse in marine food webs. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 16, 2018 from of Adelaide researchers have shown how climate change creates a downfall in the food chain of marine animals. This study found that a rise in temperatures makes the path of energy, from the main food producers at the bottom of the web to the middle consumers and onto the predators at the top, lessen. This causes a panic due to the necessity of this energy to be passed throughout all levels. Without this energy many marine animals within the web will be left with a reduced amount of food. To learn more about this problem the University of Adelaide set up twelve 1,600 litre tanks that were made to mock the effects of the ocean when temperatures and acidity rose. Inside these tanks were algae, shrimp, sponges, snails, and fish. This experiment was researched for over six months, where survival, growth, biomass, and productivity were closely looked at. This experiment helps researchers and scientists understand the impact of global warming on these animals and how to best resolve the problem. In my opinion, this is a very big problem for animals and people. This could lead to a negative impact on people because marine animals are sometimes a source of income and a widely used source of food. So, scientists need to understand what is going on and how it is affecting the marine food webs. To do so, Professor Nagelkerken said that to forecast the impacts accurately, they would need more complicated and practical methods. I believe this way of thinking and the prediction of the path that is going to be taken, will indeed help marine animals. On another note, due to the warmer temperatures, glaciers are starting to melt causing a rise in sea level, which is another big concern. The reason rising sea levels is such a negative impact is because when the water reaches too far inland, it can seep under the ground go into the aquifers, which contain the drinking water. As salt water seeps down, it can contaminate the safe water, making it unsafe with bacteria and salt.  In conclusion, the main problem here is global warming/climate change. Go to to learn more about ways to help prevent global warming. Marine animals are being greatly affected and many species are becoming close to extinction due to the negative impacts on the food web.


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