Dangerous new ocean hot zones are spreading and affecting local fisheries

Washington Post article from September 11, 2019 features the work of our Small Grants investigators on the global changes affecting the marine ecosystems in Uruguay. Coastal communities that depend on small-scale fisheries for their livelihoods are highly vulnerable to warming ocean temperatures due to the devastating decline of local fisheries. This project is led by Dr. Jeremy Pittman at the University of Waterloo, Canada in partnership the Argentinian Servicio de Hidrografia Naval, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (IIMyC), the Universidad de la Republica de Uruguay, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande and Conservation International of Ecuador.

Evidence of ocean warming in Uruguay’s fisheries landings: the mean temperature of the catch approach