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A new culprit in cod decline? – Wait. What about that computer model?!!

Atlantic-Cod-Dieter-CraasmannThe species of zooplankton that is one of the preferred foods of larval cod simply can’t take the heat,,,,For decades, the prevailing wisdom in fishery management was that fish stocks such as cod, haddock and flounder would reproduce in numbers sufficient to rebuild decimated populations if fishermen could simply be kept from catching too many.,,,, scientists noticed that plankton surveys showed a decline in some key zooplankton species in areas where the water had warmed. That matched up with portions of the ocean where cod, too, were not doing very well. [email protected]