Oceanic vertical migrators in a warming world

Source: Nature.com

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 10 October 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01493-4

A myriad of aquatic animals migrate daily across strong depth-related temperature and oxygen gradients. Now, research shows that these vertical migrators are particularly sensitive to temperature gradients and that cold waters currently impose an energetic barrier to latitudinal range expansion that may be released under climate change.