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Creepy Antarctic sea creatures will suffer in even slightly warmer waters

 

As the waters around Antarctica warm up over the next century, almost 80 percent of invertebrate species living on the seafloor will see their habitats shrink. Coupled with other threats such as pollution and loss of ice, that could eventually result in some of these species to go extinct.Researchers at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge looked at 963 invertebrate species — including sea spiders, clams, and a variety of corals — inhabiting the Southern Ocean, the expanse of water surrounding Antarctica. They found that while some of the species will fare better in warmer waters, most of them will suffer — some losing almost half of their current range. Though these creatures live at the bottom of the sea, far from sight, they……

 

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