Well, here’s a pleasantly surprising consequence of global warming, for a change: unprecedented colonies of seahorses.
A colony of seahorses has appeared in the Thames River. The short-snouted seahorses were first seen in the river about eighteen months ago, but their presence was kept secret until new laws came into force to protect them from aquarium collectors of exotic fish . Environmental Agency representatives say “We’re not quite sure why they’re here, but the river water has been clean enough for seahorses for some time.” An increase in plankton due to climate change and warmer sea temperatures may be the explanation for the arrival of the seahorses, usually found around Africa and the Mediterranean.
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