Deforestation reduces the size of fish

Mongabay: Loss of forest cover can dramatically affect local fish populations, finds a study published in the journal Nature Communications. The research looked at fish biomass in a Canadian lake where sections of forest had been lost due to acid rain. It found that fish in areas near forest were "fatter" than fish in denuded zones. "We found fish that had almost 70% of their biomass made from carbon that came from trees and leaves instead of aquatic food chain sources," said Andrew Tanentzap from the University......

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