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Ocean animals face a mass extinction from climate change, study finds

By Sarah Kaplan

28 Apr 2022 · 5 min read

Not since an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs - along with half of all other beings on Earth - has life in the ocean been so at risk.

Warming waters are cooking creatures in their own habitats. Many species are slowly suffocating as oxygen leaches out of the seas. Even populations that have managed to withstand the ravages of overfishing, pollution and habitat loss are struggling to survive amid accelerating climate change.

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