• Question: Is it possible for a fish or shrimp to overheat? If so, can they die from this?

    Asked by 123lalaLOVW to Amina on 13 Nov 2023.
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      Amina Moss answered on 13 Nov 2023:

      Yes, fish and shrimp can overheat as water temperatures rise due to climate change, or even just because of summer’s normal temperatures. Extreme heat can stress them, affect their metabolism (how fast they grow, eat, breathe, and live), and even lead to death (unfortunately), as they depend on specific temperature ranges for survival. So, climate change’s rising temperatures pose a significant threat to aquatic life. 🌡️🐟🦐😢