Photo: Squid, Lobster Numbers Rise as Fish Fall Due to Warming



A lobster walks across the seafloor off the coast of Maine in an undated photo.

New analysis of almost 50 years' worth of trawling data from Rhode Island shows that invertebrates such as lobsters and crabs are becoming more common while populations of bottom-feeding fish are plummeting.

The study authors think the trend is tied to global warming and that it could be a widespread phenomenon.

Photograph by Bill Curtsinger


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