Climate change has far-reaching consequences on our planet’s ecosystems. In this episode of Science in Seconds, Dr. Stephen Kajiura from Florida Atlantic University delves into the specific effects of climate change on the migration patterns of sharks in the waters of Southeast Florida.
Sharks, the apex predators of the ocean, play a crucial role in maintaining the delicate balance of marine life. Understanding their behavior and movement patterns is essential for preserving the health of our oceans. Dr. Kajiura’s research at FAU has provided valuable insights into how rising sea temperatures, changing ocean currents and altered prey availability impact shark migration.
By studying these factors, scientists can anticipate and mitigate the potential ecological imbalances that may arise due to the changing climate. It’s a race against time to protect these magnificent creatures and the biodiversity of our oceans. For more in-depth information on Dr. Kajiura’s research and the groundbreaking studies conducted at Florida Atlantic University, visit https://www.fau.edu/research/.