Fish Growing Faster in Warming Waters

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 23, 2007   View Article

Fish are fattening up faster near the Pacific’s surface, which is warming, while species in the deep sea are growing more slowly as that water cools, a new study says.

The shallow-living fish are growing 20 to 30 percent faster today than they were 50 years ago, according to the researchers’ analysis of fish ear bones.

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