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Kodiak researchers to look into declining cod stocks


February 22, 2018

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – Kodiak researchers will study why Pacific cod stocks have been shrinking over the past few years.

The Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center researchers will collect information about the habitat use, diet and energetics of juvenile cod, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Tuesday. The hypothesis is that warmer temperatures increase the metabolic rates of young cod and, subsequently, their food sources don’t supply enough energy.

The hypothesis stems from research that suggests the stocks’ decline was caused by a mass of warm water that appeared in the Pacific fro...

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