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September 17, 2020 - AZO CleanTech

Climate Change Impacts Aging Rates of Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles

Climate Change Impacts Aging Rates of Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles
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Climatic conditions are changing at an unprecedented rate, affecting mainly fish, amphibians and reptiles, ectothermic animals that are unable to generate their own internal heat. With heat waves and rising temperatures, these organisms experience not only increased growth rates and heat stress, but also further ageing.

Fish, amphibians and reptiles are animals known as ectotherms, which means they cannot actively control their internal temperature and are regulated by that of the environment. Faced with an increase in temperature caused by climate change, these organisms will experience a rise in their body temperature that will have serious consequences for them.

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