Marine animal species adapt to global warming six times faster than terrestrial animals. This conclusion was made by scientists from the University of Toulouse, their study is published on the CNRS website.
In their research, the authors analyzed the rate of change in the distribution range of 12 thousand species of animals and plants in accordance with weather changes at different latitudes.
It turned out that under certain conditions, marine species migrate to the North and South poles six times faster than their terrestrial relatives. In addition to changing weather conditions, such a migration rate may be associated with human activities – fishing, aquaculture.
At the same time, it is still unknown how effective such a strategy of behavior will be in combating global warming, scientists say.