Ocean Heat Waves Are Killing Marine Life

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A study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, says that marine heat waves are increasing in frequency, intensity and length and destroying kelp forests, coral reefs and sea grass beds that support other forms of marine life.

Because foundational species like kelp forests, coral reefs and sea grass beds provide habitat, food and protection for other species, those dependent species are also threatened by ocean heat waves.

According to experts, the long-term effects of ocean heat waves will cause increasing problems for humans as well, especially for those who depend on fishing, fish farming and aquaculture.

You can read more about it in this New York Times article.