The warming of worldwide oceans from climate change means baby sharks are at risk of being born smaller and without the energy they need to survive, a study has found.
The scientists studied epaulette sharks, which live off Australia and New Guinea. They found that warmer conditions sped up the sharks' growing process, and that meant they hatched from eggs earlier and were born exhausted.
They found that the sharks reared in the warmest temperatures weighed significantly less than those raised in average temperatures, and they exhibited reduced metabolic performance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join U.S. President Joseph Biden, Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga for a virtual summit of the Quadrilateral Framework (Quad).
The Quad meeting is dubbed by China as an “Indo-Pacific NATO” and will be watched most closely for signals on how the grouping will deal with the challenge from China’s recent moves in the Pacific as well as at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh.
In the Quad ministerial meeting members had discussed the need for international cooperation to ensure equitable access to vaccines, especially in developing countries.
India has already shipped out more than 48 million doses worldwide, primarily through commercial shipments and the global COVAX alliance.