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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish2202

The result of changes of water temperature on fisheries is significant. As water temperatures rise and nutrient levels decline, shoals of cold-water-loving small pelagics scatter and descend to depths of 150 to 200 meters, where they are not accessible to traditional surface purse seiners, or they migrate south.

Image ID: fish2202, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Photographer: Illustration by C. Macias and M. Recabal

Category: Fisheries/Biological Oceanography/

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