According to a new study, soon to be published in the journal Plos One, due to the ecological and commercial importance of these cephalopods, this fact could have enormous impact on the marine environment and coastal economies.
"Squid are at the center of the ocean ecosystem—nearly all animals are eating or eaten by squid," explains Aran Mooney, WHOI biologist and co-author of the study.
"So if anything happens to these guys, it has repercussions down the food chain and up the food chain," adds the expert.
Research suggests that ocean acidification and its consequences are th...
Salmon and trout could be threatened by invasive crab United Kingdom
Salmon and trout stocks in the north and north-east of Scotland could be under threat from the invasion of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis), which has reached Glasgow’s River Clyde, Scotland, for the first time.
Cephalopod sector to be left out of negotiations with Mauritania Spain
EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Union reiterated she will not negotiate the inclusion of a cephalopod fishing quota of the new fisheries agreement with Mauritania, as the scientific reports say there is overexploitation of the resource.
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