SAHFOSSir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (UK)
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To the Captains of the fishing boats the Mtanos Seif and Nicassio da Costa and the Itajai Fishermens' Union (SINDIPI), who enabled the tows, to scientific observers Matheus Bella and Fernao Weiss, SAHFOS team (Plymouth, UK) where the VOR analyses were performed.
The discovery represents 'the first evidence of a trans-Arctic migration in modern times' related to plankton, according to the UK-based Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS), whose researchers warn that 'such a geographical shift could transform the biodiversity and functioning of the Arctic and North Atlantic marine ecosystems.'
The survey is being carried out by SAHFOS scientists, who also report that warming waters in the Atlantic and the North Sea are leading to changes in the populations of tiny animals called copepods, potentially threatening the food supplies offish such as cod, herring and mackerel.