Warmer seas spur fish migrations to cool water | Pacific Beat

Warmer seas spur fish migrations to cool water

Warmer seas spur fish migrations to cool water

Updated 16 August 2013, 17:00 AEST

A global study of how fish are reacting to climate change has found species are migrating towards cooler water at an average rate of 72 kilometres per decade.

A department of Australia's national scientific body, the CSIRO has collated 17-hundred known changes.

The Climate Adaptation Flagship says the findings have significant repercussions for fishing and other human activities.

Team leader Dr Elvira Poloczanska outlined the findings to ABC Rural's Neroli Roocke

She says that rate of migration towards the poles is faster than expected.

Presenter: Neroli Roocke

Speaker: Dr Elvira Poloczanska leader of the CSIRO's Climate Adaptation Flagship

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