Significant impact of global warming on biodiversity in European seas

Over the past 40 years, the Atlantic Ocean has experienced a tropicalization of its communities, with an increase in the abundance of warmer-water species, while the Mediterranean and the Baltic Sea, where warming has been more rapid, have seen a marked decline in cold-water organisms. The results of the research, published in Nature Communications, show an unprecedented redistribution of marine ecosystems that may have important economic and social consequences.

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