Fishermen's problem: species move deeper from warming waters
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Fishermen's problem: species move deeper from warming waters

Dr Shawna Foo
Dr Shawna Foo

In 10 seconds? Due to global warming, sea temperatures are increasing and a new study shows that species in the Mediterranean Sea are moving into deeper waters to survive. This will cause a headache to fishermen, who need to travel further and dedicate more resources to securing the daily catch.

What’s the finding? Whether species can migrate deeper to escape the warmer water has not been well understood. A recent study, however, shows that in the Mediterranean Sea, some species are increasing their depth limit to about 55 meters. It means that in response to ocean warming, certain species will be able to survive by moving to deeper seas while others will not.

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