Publicado por: pongpesca | 2011/01/24

“Dead zone” growing in Atlantic, billfish affected

“With the New Year comes new challenges to fish in our world’s oceans and one of the major concerns is the expansion of hypoxic zones. That’s the scientific name but more recreational anglers are becoming aware of them as “dead zones”. They are areas in the oceans with low or non-existent oxygen levels which, according to a recently released research study by scientists and fish management experts, are increasing in size while decreasing the habitats of billfish and tuna.  In scientific circles this phenomena is called “habitat compression”. Ellen Peel, President of The Billfish Foundation (TBF) said scientists outfitted 79 sailfish and blue marlin in two strategic areas of the Atlantic with pop-off archival satellite tags which monitored their horizontal and vertical movement patterns.”

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Fonte: Fishupdate – 20 de Janeiro de 2011

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