Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Fish shrinking as ocean temperatures rise


Date:  October 4, 2017
Source:           Louisiana State University

Summary:
One of the most economically important fish is shrinking in body weight, length and overall physical size as ocean temperatures rise, according to new research by LSU Boyd Professor R. Eugene Turner published today. The average body size of Menhaden -- a small, silver fish -- caught off the coasts from Maine to Texas -- has shrunk by about 15 percent over the past 65 years.


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