45,000 marine species at risk - what's the most vulnerable?

16 Feb 2022
Flying fish
The yellow-wing flying fish (pictured) and other flying fish are increasingly vulnerable to climate change-related stressors.

A framework for identifying the most vulnerable marine species will boost global conservation and policy efforts against anthropogenic climate change.

University of Queensland researchers and global marine experts developed the framework by reviewing marine biology literature and categorising a wide range of threats – from climate change, to pollution, to fishing – faced by more than 45,000 species.

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