Warming shelf seas drive the subtropicalization of European pelagic fish communities

  title={Warming shelf seas drive the subtropicalization of European pelagic fish communities},
  author={Ignasi Montero‐Serra and Martin Edwards and Martin J. Genner},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
Pelagic fishes are among the most ecologically and economically important fish species in European seas. In principle, these pelagic fishes have potential to demonstrate rapid abundance and distribution shifts in response to climatic variability due to their high adult motility, planktonic larval stages, and low dependence on benthic habitat for food or shelter during their life histories. Here, we provide evidence of substantial climate‐driven changes to the structure of pelagic fish… 

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