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Climate change 'may shrink fish'
BBC News [UK], by Matt McGrath

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 9/30/2012 5:25:21 PM

Fish species are expected to shrink in size by up to 24% because of global warming, say scientists. Researchers modelled the impact of rising temperatures on more than 600 species between 2001 and 2050. Warmer waters could decrease ocean oxygen levels and significantly reduce fish body weight. The scientists argue that failure to control greenhouse gas emissions will have a greater impact on marine ecosystems than previously thought. Previous research has suggested that changing ocean temperatures would impact both the distribution and the reproductive abilities of many species of fish.

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I think they sit around in a bar and make this stuff up.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KTWO, 9/30/2012 5:28:00 PM     (No. 8900722)

I wish it would shrink rap.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: valinva, 9/30/2012 5:30:55 PM     (No. 8900724)

The polar bears are dying story didn't work so now they are going for the Finding Nemo crowd.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: country boy, 9/30/2012 5:38:30 PM     (No. 8900736)

Maybe it will catch on - fat people will shrink!

The Big Mooche will be so happy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Japanorama, 9/30/2012 5:39:16 PM     (No. 8900737)

Will the fish shrink or will everything else get larger?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 9/30/2012 5:41:12 PM     (No. 8900740)

I thought shrinkage came with cold water.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: flatwater, 9/30/2012 5:51:13 PM     (No. 8900756)

Peddle that fraud!

Peddle that fraud!

Peddle that fraud!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 9/30/2012 5:51:54 PM     (No. 8900759)

More garbage from the brits - although I am sure we have our own twits that are terrified by global whatever. Just let the brits consider what a toll that the palaces and castles of the royals consume, since they brag that all are staffed and ready at all times for her dumpiness to visit. Tsk tsk.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tren9, 9/30/2012 5:52:08 PM     (No. 8900760)

This could possibly be true. We already know that AGW has shrunk the size of scientists brains.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 9/30/2012 5:53:36 PM     (No. 8900762)

I have no problem with shrinking fish. It`ll take less energy to cook them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2, 9/30/2012 5:53:58 PM     (No. 8900763)

This is not new. We have had anchovies for quite a while now, Not to mention sardines, minnows
and tetras.

Perhaps I am missing the
significance of this article?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 9/30/2012 5:54:06 PM     (No. 8900764)

They are sooooo wrong! Heat doesn't cause shrinkage, cold does. Haven't they ever seen "Seinfeld?"

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bjnealeigh@aol.com, 9/30/2012 5:54:45 PM     (No. 8900766)

I wish they would shrink Gore's mouth!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 9/30/2012 6:03:55 PM     (No. 8900778)

Fish?...I don't know. Brains?... Millions!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: coldoc, 9/30/2012 6:05:04 PM     (No. 8900781)

Shrink 24%, same as globaloney scientist's rate of brain atrophy. Interesting.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lakerman1, 9/30/2012 6:07:52 PM     (No. 8900786)

It may be time for the SNL crew to do a takeoff on these global warming/cooling/climate change lunatics and their ravings...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: killerbee, 9/30/2012 6:16:42 PM     (No. 8900797)

And it "may make them overly huuuuuge"!



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Reply 17 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/30/2012 6:34:11 PM     (No. 8900822)

Then they'll be able to get more sardines into those little cans! Great!

(I like mine with mustard)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: EQKimball, 9/30/2012 7:02:04 PM     (No. 8900854)

They have finally jumped the shark.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: choey, 9/30/2012 7:14:09 PM     (No. 8900865)

and the kooks just keep on coming...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 9/30/2012 7:17:58 PM     (No. 8900867)

Global warming shrank the dinosaurs.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: fayebeck, 9/30/2012 7:31:23 PM     (No. 8900882)

Good one #1. Bet you waited years for your chance to use the line. Worth the wait.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 9/30/2012 7:31:53 PM     (No. 8900883)

But they will still vote democratic with absentee ballots

Mr & Mrs Fish = straight ticket

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Reply 23 - Posted by: uno, 9/30/2012 7:34:12 PM     (No. 8900887)

I think they sit around in a bar learning more and more about less and less until one day they will know absolutely everything there is about absolutely nothing at all.
I think they've arrived at their goal!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/30/2012 7:50:02 PM     (No. 8900910)

Wait, 24%? By my calculations its closer to 23.41% -- they're always exaggerating.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 9/30/2012 8:38:29 PM     (No. 8900980)

Hmmm - - I wonder if shrinks will shrink?

Make an immediate call to your local psychiatrist!

I also wonder if shrink-wrap will shrink? But - - is shrink-wrap capable of shrinking or is it already pre-shrunk?

Gee - - I really wish I were a climate scientist.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bigfoot, 9/30/2012 8:50:02 PM     (No. 8900991)

We may never know if this is possible since there has been no warming since 1998.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bob913, 9/30/2012 8:54:04 PM     (No. 8900999)

When it was much warmer all the animals or reptiles were huge. See dinosaurs.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Kayworthy, 9/30/2012 9:19:23 PM     (No. 8901035)

Say goodbye to jumbo shrimp.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: fayebeck, 9/30/2012 9:58:44 PM     (No. 8901090)

Pardon the second post BUT things shrink during cooling.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/1/2012 7:02:18 AM     (No. 8901481)

If fish shrink, it'll be because the Antartic ice sheet is growing and is currently the largest it's ever been outside of the last ice age.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 10/1/2012 6:53:26 PM     (No. 8902907)

There's that scientific word "may" again. /s

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