The Fish and chips could be off the menu by 2050, due to global warming, study warns

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The Fish and chips are off the menu due to global warming, a study warns.

The scientists say that large marine species, including cod and haddock’s face being wiped out if the rising global temperatures reduce the oxygen levels in the oceans.

The analysis of the crustaceans found in the Antarctic waters it was found that it is smaller when the level of the gas is lower, which shows that it is the larger creatures are more vulnerable to climate change.

Previous studies have suggested that the haddock and cod will have to shrink in size, up to one-quarter by 2050.


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In the new study, it suggests a failure to control the emissions of greenhouse gases will lead to an even greater effect. The larger animals of the polar seas, because there is more oxygen dissolved in cold water than in temperate and tropical regions.

Co-author Dr Simon Morley from the British Antarctic Survey, said: “a Lot of Antarctic marine invertebrates and fish are sensitive to climate change.”

Co-author, Prof John Spicer of Plymouth University, added: “over the past 50 years, the oxygen in the world’s oceans has declined by two-to-five percent of the time. Unless they adapt a lot of the larger marine invertebrates of this section, or in danger of extinction.”

This story was originally published in The Sun. Please click here for more from The Sun.

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