The already endangered marine life in the Baltic Sea is now being threatened by rising temperatures due to global warming. This new factor is adding on to the polluted, brackish waters of the Sea, to make the fish’s atmosphere more hostile to their survival. A reseatrcher at the Institute of Coastal Research in Germany said.
Hans von Storch, a professor at the Institute said,
The Baltic Sea is already in bad shape … life there is in a very delicate balance.
As Storch justifies, increasing temperatures may bring more rain as well as more snow in the Baltic region – i.e. from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg. In addition, 85 million people live! This phenomenon might dilute the sea, making it less salty and allowing more polluting runoff of fertilisers from farmlands.
Scientists in the Baltex Assessment of Climate Change of the Baltic Sea Region said,
A tendency toward lower salinity could be expected, which is thought to have a major influence on the Baltic Sea fauna.