“Fish-thermometer” reveals impacts of climate change

“Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.

In a Nature study published this week, UBC researchers used temperature preferences of fish and other marine species as a sort of “thermometer” to assess effects of climate change on the worlds oceans between 1970 and 2006.

They found that global fisheries catches were increasingly dominated by warm-water species as a result of fish migrating towards the poles in response to rising ocean temperatures.”

http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2013/05/15/fish-thermometer-reveals-long-standing-global-impact-of-climate-change-2/

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