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Climate change’s toll on freshwater fish: a new database for science

Source: phys.org

Scientists have created a new database to help track the impacts of climate change on fish living in rivers, lakes and other inland waters throughout the world.

The Fish and Climate Change Database—or FiCli (pronounced “fick-lee”)—is a searchable directory of peer-reviewed journal publications that describe projected or documented effects of climate change on inland fishes.

These wild animals are a vital source of food and income for many people, and an indicator of the health of global aquatic ecosystems. A better understanding of how climate change is affecting these fishes could aid in their future survival, informing conservation efforts. MORE

Header image: The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Credit: Nick Jones / Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

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