Sea Butterflies Threatened by Climate Change

Sea Butterflies Threatened by Climate Change

A new study reveals the impacts of climate change on different pteropod or sea butterflies species.

Sea butterflies are a key component of marine ecosystems, but their shells make them vulnerable to ocean acidification. The research teams compared different species and found out they react differently to climate change, depending on differences in their life cycles and the time of the year they live.

The decline in sea butterflies populations in the Antarctic Ocean could have cascading impacts on the global food web and carbon cycle.

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