Ocean deoxygenation impacts on sharks

GSMP scientists contribute to major IUCN Report

Loss of ocean oxygen is increasingly disrupting ecosystems and threatening top predators such as sharks, tuna and billfish. Climate change is the major driver and a major new report by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) explains the causes, impacts and solutions to this growing problem.

GSMP scientists have contributed research results and authorship to this major report.

Chapter 8.9 The significance of ocean deoxygenation for elasmobranchs. (2019) In Ocean Deoxygenation – Everyone’s Problem: Causes, Impacts, Consequences and Solutions. (Laffoley, D., & Baxter, J.M., eds), p. 451 – 468.  Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. pp. 562. Download Full report.

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Ocean deoxygenation will have important consequences for sharks