America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—spelling trouble for fish and the nation’s $46.1 billion dollar recreational fishing industry.
Fish need a certain temperature range to thrive, and can struggle or even die if waters get too warm.
All five of the Great Lakes have warmed in the last few decades — check the trend for each here.
Coastal waters are warming across the U.S., stressing fish and the economies that depend on them.
Warming streams can bring disease and heat stress to fish. Here’s how America’s streams with long-term data are trending.
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