The Mysterious Skinless Shark That Has Scientists Baffled

Skinless Because Of Climate Change?

14. Skinless Because Of Climate Change?

The third and final possible reason behind this weird body mutation could be climate change! The exponential rise in carbon emissions is causing a phenomenon called ‘ocean acidification. This means that the ocean’s PH level is rapidly turning acidic, and this is a big problem for sea creatures. 

Acidic water is extremely corrosive, and can easily dissolve the exterior layers of shells and skin in various types of fish. If this is what caused our shark to have no skin, then we humans are to blame for it. 
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