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Climate change 'may shrink fish'
bbc ^ | Sep. 30, 2012 | Matt McGrath

Posted on 09/30/2012 3:18:42 PM PDT by PROCON

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
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I just knew I wasn't a lousy fisherman for never getting big fish, it was global warming all along...
1 posted on 09/30/2012 3:18:47 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; steelyourfaith

Ping-a-lingy.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 3:19:35 PM PDT by PROCON (Freedom VS Tyranny, our vote in November.)
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To: PROCON

Depends on the fish. Some fish grow larger in warm water and some grow larger in cold water.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 3:20:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: PROCON

c’mon, get series.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT by brivette
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To: PROCON

“OMG! Swim for your lives! It’s a Not So Great White Shark!!!”


5 posted on 09/30/2012 3:23:14 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Mitt who? I'm voting for Ryan.")
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To: PROCON
This is HUGH

Hugh Hewitt?

6 posted on 09/30/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill
This is HUGH

Hugh Hewitt?

Come-on, you've been around long enough to know FReeper lore :-)

7 posted on 09/30/2012 3:26:29 PM PDT by PROCON (Freedom VS Tyranny, our vote in November.)
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To: PROCON

8 posted on 09/30/2012 3:27:43 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: PROCON

No biggie really.
Just last week we read climate change was making penis’ smaller, the two sorta cancel each other out.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 3:29:08 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: PROCON
The Environuts and the “Glo-bull Warming” mantra are relentless. Their theories are debunked, but they charge forward with more and more bizarre theories. My favorite is how man's activities have caused problems on Mars! Mars? What a reach that one is.
10 posted on 09/30/2012 3:30:32 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: svcw

So .... That’s what happened.


11 posted on 09/30/2012 3:32:27 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: PROCON

This is satire
BBC’s “reader” Matt McCrath is now doing satire for the BBC Because this presentation certainly doesn’t cite authors, institution, and the grant money they received for this pseudo scientific study.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 3:33:06 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great para/p)
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To: PROCON

SO! Just scrape the ocean for more to make up the difference.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 3:33:59 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Fiji Hill; PROCON

Not only is it HUGH, it’s series!

That being said, I wil have my next 5 lb large mouth tacked to my wall...the new trophey phish!


14 posted on 09/30/2012 3:34:41 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: PROCON
Thats ok, the small catfish are the tastiest!
15 posted on 09/30/2012 3:36:35 PM PDT by Casie
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To: PROCON
This is basic physics. The water is warmer and thus expands. As the water displays more biggerness, the fish suffer by comparison and their biggerness is compromised by the bad humors of the enlarged water. All of this is easily corrected by an animal sacrifice made at a lava pool. If you haven't a lava pool, a hot tub will suffice. If you haven't a hot tub, we are all DOOMED!
16 posted on 09/30/2012 3:37:11 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: PROCON

I think you mean “HUGE”.


17 posted on 09/30/2012 3:39:18 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: PROCON
Come-on, you've been around long enough to know FReeper lore :-)

I'll bet the original story involved a liberal.

18 posted on 09/30/2012 3:40:15 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: PROCON

Shrinkage!!


19 posted on 09/30/2012 3:42:08 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: mosesdapoet

No, this is real, but untrue.

http://www.fisheries.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/william-cheung


20 posted on 09/30/2012 3:44:29 PM PDT by Kent1957
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To: PROCON

I caught a 3 pound rainbow trout yesterday at a nearby lake. He’s currently in my smoker.


21 posted on 09/30/2012 3:49:23 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a Model 1911.)
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To: worst-case scenario

No, it’s HUGH and SERIES! For reelz!


22 posted on 09/30/2012 3:49:46 PM PDT by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: PROCON
CLIMATE CHANGE FRAUD: Global temperatures have been declining for 2000 years when you don't use the fraudulent data used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The Tree Ring Data Scandal

New tree ring study shows 2000 years of cooling

Extreme weather is an integral part of the Earth’s climate

23 posted on 09/30/2012 3:53:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: PROCON

My beeber is completely stuned.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 3:53:09 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: PROCON
It'll not only shrink them it will dry them, salt them and seal them in plastic wrap!

Hooray for Climate Change!!!

25 posted on 09/30/2012 3:56:12 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: SgtBob
I wil have my next 5 lb large mouth tacked to my wall...the new trophey phish!

Sounds like you do a lot of phishing.

26 posted on 09/30/2012 3:56:36 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: PROCON
Fish species are expected to shrink in size by up to 24% because of global warming, say [random morons in society, nut jobs and delusional activists who call themselves] scientists.

There.
Fixed it for them.

27 posted on 09/30/2012 3:57:21 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: davius

And here I thought I was the only one who cooked fish in a hot tub.


28 posted on 09/30/2012 4:00:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: WXRGina; worst-case scenario; Fiji Hill; PROCON
N00bs:

The 2009 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook) - UPDATE TIME!

The post is getting a little stale at this point, but has all the classics.

29 posted on 09/30/2012 4:04:52 PM PDT by FredZarguna (When a first-rate intellectual like Samuel L. Jackson makes this kind of a video ... well ...)
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To: PROCON

or ...

... it might not...


30 posted on 09/30/2012 4:10:18 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: PROCON
Can't the alarmists ever look on the bright side?

Smaller fish will take up less volume. That, in turn, will reduce sea level rise. :=)

31 posted on 09/30/2012 4:20:33 PM PDT by Bob
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To: PROCON

Neat, I can raise whales in my farm pond.


32 posted on 09/30/2012 4:21:25 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: PROCON

Climate change 'may shrink fish' (This Is HUGH!)


33 posted on 09/30/2012 4:24:14 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!r)
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To: svcw
Just last week we read climate change was making penis’ smaller

Don't think so -- that's the result of cold water. Go "global warming!"

34 posted on 09/30/2012 4:24:38 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: PROCON

Oh God. Does that mean my cod is gonna come in sardine cans now?

How about shrinking politicians?


35 posted on 09/30/2012 4:28:41 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: PROCON

Nonsense. Fish digest foods better in warmer water so any O2 related shrinkage would be offset by increases in body mass. Plus, the sex is better above 70 degrees F (this is highly confidential, nudge nudge, Felix the Comet Goldfish told me that. )


36 posted on 09/30/2012 4:35:04 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: JaguarXKE

All this time I never noticed the tower in that pic. I thought it was a real pic of a manatee letting loose of some gas underwater. (face palm!)


37 posted on 09/30/2012 4:37:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: davius

But the fish is mostly water and should expand also. The liberals minds are shrinking, as usual. Independent of temperature.


38 posted on 09/30/2012 4:43:35 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Fiji Hill

LOL;-)

I ain’t wet a line since this spring. For some reason the bosses think fewer workers and six day work-weeks equal more productivity.


39 posted on 09/30/2012 4:45:37 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: PROCON
Fisherpersons will save money. They can buy 24% smaller hooks and test line.

Can I say fisherpersons? I don't want to offend any nonpersons.

40 posted on 09/30/2012 4:47:23 PM PDT by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: PROCON

Few people realize that during the Jurassic Period, when CO2 levels were extremely high, the typical dinosaur was only 18” in height.

Tyrannosaurus Rex was only the size of a standard dachshund mix that walked on his hind legs because it had really short front legs, had a big fat tail but no fur, was kind of green in color, and would not retrieve squeaky toys.

All because of CO2. Global Warming scientists know this stuff. Because it’s like, science.


41 posted on 09/30/2012 4:49:44 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

That’s true. Their remains expanded to their current size during the Ice Age.


42 posted on 09/30/2012 4:53:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: PROCON
Only the live ones or future generations?

Maybe they are acquiescing to Michelle Obama's admonition and just growing into smaller portions.

43 posted on 09/30/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT by stevem
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To: PROCON

Obama promised to make the oceans smaller. Perhaps there is only room for smaller fish.


44 posted on 09/30/2012 5:17:41 PM PDT by stevem
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To: PROCON

not 10% or 20%... 24%

83% of these numbers are made up (including mine)


45 posted on 09/30/2012 5:50:13 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: PROCON

seriesly...


46 posted on 09/30/2012 5:51:49 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: davius

This is basic psychics? What do the advanced psychics say? Never mind, they already know I asked the question.


47 posted on 09/30/2012 6:30:48 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

The founder of our statistics bureau worked out that given average person growth over the last 1000 years, none of the viking combattants at the battle of Stiklestad could be seen over the grass and had to shoot their little arrows at random.


48 posted on 09/30/2012 7:48:25 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: FredZarguna

I have to take a shower but I’ll check the lexicon later. :)


49 posted on 09/30/2012 7:53:52 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Hardraade

Poor random. Someone’s always shooting something at him.


50 posted on 09/30/2012 8:25:27 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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