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World’s fish seek cooler waters, study finds

Global warming sign may affect seafood harvests

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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:00 am

Fish and other sea life have been heading toward the Earth’s poles for more than three decades, according to a new study. The mass migration to cooler waters provides more evidence of a warming planet and has repercussions for fish harvests around the globe.

The study, reported in the journal Nature, found that significant numbers of 968 species of fish and invertebrates examined by University of British Columbia researchers moved to escape the warming waters of their original habitats.

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