Climate change may be causing a whale of a problem in the global arena.
Such change may cause ocean acidification which in turn, results in whale stranding, notes Universiti Malaysia Sabah’s (UMS) Borneo Marine Research Institute director Prof Dr Saleem Mustafa.
Stressing the need for more empirical data to establish it, he said: “There are compelling reasons that ocean acidification, directly and indirectly, will affect whales.
“Altered oceanographic conditions too, will adversely affect them. Collectively, the climate change effects will put stress on the whales, threaten their resilience, drive them to unfamiliar geographical areas and affect their navigational ability.
“Obviously, we might, unfortunately, see more cases of whale stranding around the world,” he told Bernama here today.