OCEANADAPT tool tracks shifts in the distribution of U.S. marine species with changing ocean conditions
What it is
- U.S. fish and invertebrates are on the move with changing climate and ocean conditions.
- This OCEANADAPT webtool was developed by NOAA Fisheries and Rutgers University to provide easy access to information about the distribution of marine species involved in commercial and recreational fishing over time.
Why it's important
- The web tool delivers up to date information on changes in the distribution of marine species in each US marine region over the last 40 years using data collected annually by NOAA Fisheries and others.
How to use it
- Users can track shifts in distribution over time for individual species or groups of species in a region or nation-wide.
- The information will be updated annually to help managers, scientists, fishermen and others track and assess changes in the distribution of marine fish and other species with changes in climate and ocean conditions.
Where can you learn more
- Read our story here
- Learn more about climate here
- For more information on NOAA Fisheries activities on climate, fisheries and protected species
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