Sharks from cooler waters more susceptible to rising water temperatures

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The previous assumption that marine species in warmer waters are more at risk to the effects of climate change has been countered by new research which shows the opposite.

The research uncovered Port Jackson sharks from the cooler waters of Adelaide had to exert twice as much energy to survive a 3℃ increase in water temperature.

In order to meet the immense rise in energy demands, the sharks neglected certain biological processes, such as growth and reproduction.

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