Receding Shoreline of Lake Qinghai (image) University of Chicago Press Journals Share Print E-Mail Caption Lake Qinghai's water level has been decreasing 10-12 cm per year during the past fifty years. The naked carp that feed and grow in the increasingly saline water have adapted by drastically changing their physiology. Credit Courtesy Chris Wood. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.