A heatwave in late June created an unliveable environment for many sea animals in the Pacific. Christopher Harley, a marine biologist from the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia witnessed decaying seaweed, small fish, barnacles, and starfish that appeared to have been cooked alive. There is an estimation that over one billion sea creatures may have died in shallow waters within a 7-day period.
This may just be the beginning of the impact of the climate emergency leading to disastrous changes to fragile ecosystems.
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