Study Shows Less Marine Life at the Equator but a Little More Towards the Poles

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edited April 6 in Marine Discussions

A recent study in the journal Current Biology has used historical data on over three hundred marine species to demonstrate a trend towards species abundance declining at the trailing (what the team call equatorward), edge of their range and an increase in abundance at the species’ poleward edge of their range.  Basically, as the oceans warm, species’ ranges are shifting north and south, with little adjustment and adaptation to new conditions closer to the equator.

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