Research Finds Climate Change Impacts Young Cod in Alaska
NOAA Fisheries highlighted a new study that indicates warming waters in Alaska are increasing the likelihood of prey mismatch and starvation for Pacific cod larvae.
The study was a collaboration between NOAA Fisheries scientists and partners to assess how temperatures impacted first feeding Pacific cod larvae in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska through 1998-2019.
“Warming can increase the metabolic demands of fish and shift the timing of their food production. So you have temperature unraveling the system, moving food around...
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