Shrimp Through the Ages: Human-Changed Conditions Threaten Extinction

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 29 March 2018


Shrimp Through the Ages

Human-Changed Conditions Threaten Extinction

'We're sleepwalking into a mass extinction' say scientists,
University of Bath, March 21, 2018.

"...examining the patterns of diversity change across the evolutionary tree of the caridean shrimps. These familiar crustaceans are a vital component of the marine food chain, and make an important contribution to fisheries worldwide."

"...researchers warn that rising sea levels caused by climate change could put these pockets at risk, disrupting these freshwater distributions and leading to extinctions as a result."

"We are sleepwalking into a mass extinction of a magnitude unparalleled since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs."

"Diversity takes millions of years to evolve, but can be damaged in the blink of an eye. We are already losing diversity that has never even been documented."



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