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Via Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

CLIMATE CHANGE: Clownfish form symbiotic relationships with sea-anemones that are often found on coral reefs. However, the decline in coral reefs due to climate change is seriously impacting clownfish habitats. Increasing ocean acidity may reduce the ability of clownfish to detect the chemical signals in the water that help them find their anemone host. Rising sea temperatures may affect clownfish breeding and development, as they are known to only reproduce within a very small temperature range.