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Researchers warn that warmer temperatures over the past few years have made some animals adapt to need less body fat to survive, while others are struggling for food. They expect that evolution will probably favor small animals who are better able to keep up with the energy demands, as resources fluctuate on a warmer planet.
The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change also warned that shrinking crustaceans and fish could also adversely affect people who eat them.
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