Northward movement of zooplankton between 1958-2005
The warm-water species (warm-temperate pseudo oceanic species) are moving north and cold-water species (sub-arctic species) are moving north, and have greatly decreased their presence in the North Sea. In the past 45 years, a rapid (approximately 1 100 km) northward movement along the continental shelf edge has been observed. Data are based on observations from the Continuous Plankton Recorder
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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