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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/16/climate-change-causing-fish-lose-their-minds-resea/

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Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts.

In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported.

The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on.

When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their GABAA receptive powers — a specific piece of DNA that’s in most marine life forms that guides their nervous systems. Without GABAA, neurons don’t properly fire — and thus, the fish lose their full brain capacities, researchers concluded, The Daily Mail reported.


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Re: Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 11:14:34 AM »
Fish insanity. This is a new one.
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Re: Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 11:14:43 AM »
Me, too!
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Re: Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 11:28:32 AM »
I can see the inklings of a great science-fiction movie with this. 

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Re: Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 01:14:44 PM »
You have to marvel at the left's creativity. They simply keep throwing out claims that are virtually impossible to prove or disprove. But, it keeps that under current of "something bad is happening" in the public's mind. It's human nature to think we are at the end of the world's existence. The left plays off of that.

If you have no morals, and no ethics, as is true of most leftist leaders, you can accomplish a lot.

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Re: Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 01:18:48 PM »
Climate change causing researchers to lose their minds,  fish say

(makes more sense....)

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Re: Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2014, 01:31:40 PM »
Climate change causing researchers to lose their minds,  fish say

(makes more sense....)

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definitely makes more sense.

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Re: Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2014, 02:38:26 PM »
I can see the inklings of a great science-fiction movie with this. 

 :th_10444:


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Re: Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2014, 02:40:57 PM »

I have the title.   One swam over the cuckoo's nest

That's good!   :silly:

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Re: Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2014, 10:50:19 PM »

I have the title.   One swam over the cuckoo's nest


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Re: Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say
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Re: Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2014, 06:02:46 PM »
Well, Since even I can catch them, it might be true.
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