Marine food webs could be radically altered by heating of oceans, scientists warn

The Guardian | Aug 13, 2020 at 8:00 PM
  • Heating of the world’s oceans could radically reorganise marine food webs across the globe causing the numbers of some species to collapse while promoting the growth of algae, new research has warned.
  • In the research, published in the journal Science, researchers at the University of Adelaide recreated a marine habitat in a series of 1,800-litre tanks and then subjected some to temperature and CO2 changes.
  • In the study, the researchers write: “The top of food webs may eventually become depleted under future climate conditions or additional human disturbances”.