- Oct 15, 2005
tonmo;89222 said:Is it sensationalism to tie the colossal squid discovery with global warming? Discuss.
Steve O'Shea;89242 said:For cold-water species, global warming will contribute to their demise. Indeed, this latest example reflects our expansion into hitherto little-trawled/fished environments.
However, temperate to tropical squid have been referred to as environmental barometers, and work published by Dr George Jackson (I believe) certainly points to their increase in size in warmer, more recent years. It is quite possible that for some species the warmer conditions that we are experiencing will result in faster growth rates and greater size, but I must stress SOME species.
I quite liked that article!
ob;89299 said:Perfectly Eligible Teuthid Acronym
Re: the article that started the thread; the Meso hauled up by the longliner most likely did not "fight for two hours" but just refused to let go of its munchies...
MikeLookingLost;89311 said:Hmmm the way i see it is the end result of "global warming" is the prevalence of the next "ice age" due to the gulf stream getting cut off by huge quantities of Freshly melted ice. Tho it will get warmer first. So couldn't that make them more abundant. (sorry about the brief/cut down explanation,im tired).
Secondly you all believe in Global warming? Personally i think that its just a trough and crowns in a Milankovitch curves.
Cairnos;89315 said:Anyone able to comment on the 'falling to bits' qualities of the biggies?
Cairnos;89316 said:Not an expert, but I was under the impressiong that 'Global Warming' actually leads to localised climate change in that some places will get a lot colder, some get warmer, some get drier, some get more floods, some get tornadoes when they didn't before, etc. rather than everyone just wearing t-shirts more often.
What I do know is that I shudder to think of what will happen if the major currents start shifting, even with my limited knowledge this sounds......ungood