Native Wisconsin fish could disappear by 2100

A small fish preyed upon in Wisconsin lakes and rivers could be climate change’s latest victim.

The Cisco fish, a native specie found in Wisconsin’s deepest and coldest bodies of water could suffer a population drop of up to 70% by the year 2100 due to a warming climate.

The Cisco, the iconic game specie, is also at threat from invasive species such as the rainbow smelt.

“The range expansion of invasive species with climate change could be a problem… It could change the composition of species we’re familiar with in Wisconsin,” says Sapna Sharma, a researcher at UW-Madison Center for Limnology.

Read more at University of Wisconsin–Madison