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Hotter seas threaten marine wildlife with extinction

Divers and giant trevally --Caranx ignobilis --are pictued at Lisianski Island in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, northeast of Hawaii (Greg McFall /NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries)


Polar bears and other iconic animals could be extinct by the end of the century if ocean temperatures continue to rise at the current rate, marine biologists warned Monday. Warming temperatures caused by climate-changing emissions may result in a catastrophic loss of marine wildlife and drastic changes to ocean food webs by 2100.