#biodiversity #climate change #food chain
"Krill - key part of world's food chain - move south due to climate: A keystone prey species in the Southern Ocean is retreating towards the Antarctic because of climate change according to another new study - threatening the numerous species which depend on them. The move is happening earlier than scientists predicted "It offers a profoundly adverse, but highly plausible, endgame for Antarctic krill that has serious implications for both the Southern Ocean food web and sustainable management of fisheries targeting this species," wrote scientist Margaret McBride in a comment article on the research. "
(Not by Melissa: original scientific study to cite:
McBride (2019) Moving to the South Pole. Nature Climate Change DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0396-x)