Lost at sea: Rising Ocean CO2 Intoxicates Fish
Marine life could become dazed and confused if fossil fuel burning is not reined in, research suggests.
Carbon dioxide emissions that dissolve in the oceans “intoxicate” fish so they can’t spot predators or navigate, warned a study published in journal Nature on Wednesday.
“Essentially, the fish become lost at sea,” explained author Ben McNeil, of the University of New South Wales. “The carbon dioxide affects their brains and they lose their sense of direction and ability to find their way home. They don’t even know where their predators are.”