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Impacts of Climate Change on Highly Migratory Species Prioritized in NMFS Management Plan

Posted Tue, Jul 29, 2014 by Sodavy Ou to billfish, climate change, highly migratory species, sharks, swordfish, tuna

Bluefin tuna are a highly migratory species affected by climate change

A bluefin tuna, a migratory species affected by climate change. (Photo: Oceana / Keith Ellenbogen)

Many marine species face endless obstacles: Overfishing, pollution, and habitat destruction are large threats, as well as climate change and its associated negative impacts. Factors ranging from their habitat, food source, predator defense, migration routes, and breeding grounds are already changing from warming seas, and these impacts are so widespread that it’s caught fisheries managers’ attention.

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BP Deepwater Horizon Spill Damages Heart Development in Fish

Posted Thu, Mar 27, 2014 by Sodavy Ou to bluefin tuna, bp oil disaster

(Photo: Oceana / Tim Calver)

A disturbing finding on the effects of oil spill was announced on Monday, as the 4-year commemoration of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill approaches. A recent study found that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)—known to be associated with cancers—generated from the oil spill caused heart defects in commercially important tuna and amberjack.

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