Could Climate Change Make Sharks Deadlier?

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Sunday, December 9, 2018
Photo of great white on surface with open jaws revealing meal.

A new study published in the journal Symmetry says that sharks may become "right-handed" and deadlier due to climate change.

As ocean waters warm, sharks development could be impacted, causing smaller brains. This would mean that sharks could learn faster to become predators.

This may end up causing an imbalance in the marine ecosystem.

Sharks were incubated in water warmed 3 degrees and most became "right-handed". At the same time only 60 percent of the sharks survived.



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