6.28 Global warming ocean waters become the cause of the largest movement of marine life for 2 million years. Fish, shellfish, living previously only in tropical areas, are increasingly common in northern waters.
These data have become a major research project output seventeen research institutes. Among some of the most studied is the fact that changes in the appearance of warm-poisonous jellyfish in the North Atlantic. Subspecies jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca (Purple strongly stinging jellyfish, which have a very frightening appearance and glow in the dark!) Have increasingly become a cause of massive private beach, where they had not seen at all.
On one such invasion of Pelagia noctiluca our site has been previously reported. But jellyfish are dangerous not only poison. They also actively eat fish fry and researchers consider them extremely dangerous to fish.
But there is even more terrible news. It turns out even more poisonous jellyfish Portuguese ship (Physalia physalis) also migrate farther north, and increasingly common, even off the coast of the UK, while its usual place subtropics and tropics.
Among other findings is the discovery in 2010 of large gray bowhead whales off the coast of the Israeli town of Herzliya. Then this is the first time scientists have been able to observe mammals in the Mediterranean. They did a startling conclusion that the whale swam here through the Canadian Northwest icy strait, where years earlier was seen pass from melted ice.
In addition, the researchers noted the discovery of plankton in areas of the North Atlantic, where it did not exist for at least 800,000 years.
All of this is very troubling and signals unmatched in the last 2 million years of living organisms from migration due to global warming.
"The threshold has been passed, — said Philip Reed of Science Foundation Alister Hardy Foundation (Plymouth)-The consequences of this will be enormous. Many species become extinct because of the emergence of newcomers in their territory from other places. This will have an unprecedented impact on the North Atlantic."
Northwest Passage to the memory of the people released from the ice only twice, in 1998 and 2007, but now the ice recedes farther and summers become hotter. In 1999, tropical plankton was observed in the Labrador Sea (Labrador Sea — part of the Atlantic, the same name is located between the peninsula and the islands of Greenland and Newfoundland.), And after 2 years in the Strait of St. Lawrence.
Because of the migration of plankton is mass migration, and those species that feed on them, whales, fish, and so on. It will change the entire biosystem Ocean.