Fish can adapt to rising water temperatures, but only to a degree.

This article in the June 2016 edition of The Veterinarian features on its front page, concerning revelations on the future of fish.

Researchers found fish can adapt to slowly rising temperatures by altering their metabolism. But this adaptivity is limited by their inability to increase their capacity to take up oxygen.

Let’s hope fish possess, or are able to have something like 2,3-biphosphoglycerate that humans have, and are able to upregulate it (enlightened by my final year vet students – JS).

Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383


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