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Marine reserves breed more resilient fish

Fish communities living in marine reserves may resist the impacts of climate change better than their counterparts in areas that are open to fishing.

Researchers from University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and the CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research analysed a two-decade-long data series of fish abundance, looking at the impact of warming.

They found fish communities in marine reserves had different responses to a sustained period of sea warming compared to fish found in fished sites, making them more resilient.

Read more at University of Tasmania