Changing Arctic fish communities

An analysis of 52 fish species in the Barents Sea finds that fish species typical of the boreal region, which are large-bodied species that tend to consume other fish, are replacing Arctic fish species, which are small-bodied species that tend to consume invertebrates at the seabed, findings with potential impacts on Arctic oceanic foodwebs, according to a study.

Article #17-06080: “Climate-driven changes in functional biogeography of Arctic marine fish communities,” by André Frainer et al.