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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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