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Climate change preview? Pacific Ocean 'blob' appears to take toll on Alaska cod
Description: Gulf of Alaska cod populations appear to have nose-dived, a collapse fishery scientists believe is linked to warm water temperatures known as "the blob" that peaked in 2015. The decline is expected to substantially reduce the Gulf cod harvests that in recent years have been worth - before processing - more than $50 million to Northwest and Alaska fishermen who catch them with nets, pot traps and baited hooks set along the sea bottom. [Source: Seattle Times]
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Source: Seattle Times
Publish Date: 11/4/2017
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