By David DeFranza, TreeHugger
Climate change has been blamed for failed crops, drought, severe storms, and rising seasóbut these major shifts in weather and climate are only part of the story. Already, climate change is having a profound effect on ecosystems around the world, upsetting and altering the lives of numerous species of animals.
Here are six animals that are struggling to cope with the changes wrought by climate change.
1. Clownfish are Going Deaf
That’s right, the adorable reef-dwellers that served as inspiration for Disney’s Nemo are losing their hearing due to ocean acidification. This means that the fish are suddenly less able to respond to the presence of predators, threatening their survival.
Read more: Ocean Acidification Makes Clownfish Go Deaf