ANIMAL CURIOSITIES

Marine animals that are moving to the poles in search of fresh air

Climate change affects many aspects of our lives and also the lives of animals. The situation is also getting worse for the oceans, with global warming altering ecosystems and forcing animals to change their habits.

For many animals, this also means deciding to abandon their habitat and move elsewhere. Many marine animals, for example, are moving to the poles in search of a cooler climate (as reported by The Conversation).

Two marine ecologists and a researcher from Australian universities signed the article.

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The consequences of climate change and global warming
Climate change affects many aspects of our lives and also the lives of animals. The situation is also getting worse for the oceans, with global warming altering ecosystems and forcing animals to change their habits. For many animals, this also means deciding to abandon their habitat and move elsewhere.
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Some animals move to the poles
Many marine animals, for example, are moving to the poles in search of a cooler climate (as reported by The Conversation). Two marine ecologists and a researcher from Australian universities signed the article. Among the animals that are moving to the poles are the Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus) but also the coral Acropora florida.
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The gloomy octopus and the reef whitetip shark
Other animals that are increasingly moving towards the poles include the gloomy octopus (Octopus tetricus) and the white tip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus).
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The sea urchin and the dugong
Other animals that the article's signatories claim are moving towards the poles include the sea urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii and the dugong, a marine mammal.
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The phenomenon is being studied
In order to report more and more species inhabiting unusual habitats, people have been asked to send in photos that can help map out more and more understanding of the phenomenon and chart its true extent.
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