ARKive – a unique collection of thousands of videos, images and fact-files illustrating the world’s species

21 Feb

Via Scoop.itMakamundo (Earthly)

CLIMATE CHANGE: Clownfish form symbiotic relationships with sea-anemones that are often found on coral reefs. However, the decline in coral reefs due to climate change is seriously impacting clownfish habitats. Increasing ocean acidity may reduce the ability of clownfish to detect the chemical signals in the water that help them find their anemone host. Rising sea temperatures may affect clownfish breeding and development, as they are known to only reproduce within a very small temperature range.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: