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The effects of ocean warming on fish populations

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Ocean warming, caused by climate change, has significant effects on fish populations. As water temperatures increase, fish migrate to cooler waters, affecting their feeding, breeding, and growth patterns. Some species may not be able to survive in the new conditions, leading to declines in population and potential extinction. Warm water also promotes the growth of harmful algal blooms, which can lead to fish kills and toxin accumulation in seafood. This can affect both wild and farmed fish, leading to economic and ecological consequences. Understanding the impacts of ocean warming on fish populations is crucial for effective fisheries management and conservation efforts.


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