always a problem when a headline is written without fully understanding the research: I speak from experience, having found out later that I’d done that several times! As Anthony Watts says, real data will always trump mathematical models but the issue remains that “Changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish”.

Watts Up With That?

From the University of British Columbia , a fish story inspired by a model:

Fish getting smaller as the oceans warm: UBC research

Changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.

The study, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, provides the first-ever global projection of the potential reduction in the maximum size of fish in a warmer and less-oxygenated ocean.

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