Barbra Streisand once worried about “fishes dying in the world” due to global frying. This should calm her down:

Climate change is affecting the growth of fish, with those living in warmer, shallow waters growing faster and species in cooling deep ocean waters growing slower, according to an Australian study.

But things are looking up even for those sad, slow-growing fish in the cooler lower depths, according to the CSIRO’s Ron Thresher:

“With increasing global warming, temperatures at intermediate depths are likely to rise near-globally.

“This could mean that over the course of time, the decrease in growth rates for the deep-water species could slow or even be reversed,” Thresher explained.

Which is great news for fat ‘n’ lazy polar bears.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/29/2007 at 11:39 AM
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