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Ocean biogeography

Climate change ‘heard’ in the ocean depths

Our global oceans are already experiencing the effects of a changing climate, including marine heatwaves, species redistributions and increased human–wildlife conflict. Now, researchers use acoustic surveys to project risk for one of the least understood and most abundant habitats on Earth, the ocean’s mesopelagic zone.

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Fig. 1: Organisms of the mesopelagic.

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Hazen, E.L. Climate change ‘heard’ in the ocean depths. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 891–892 (2022).

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