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Warming Waters Intensify US Cod Decline

Rapidly warming waters in the Gulf of Maine are making it difficult for the cod population to rebound from fishing, according to a new study. Writing in Science magazine, researchers from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute say changes in the position of the Gulf Stream and climate variances in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans are teaming up with global climate change to push cod stocks to the "verge of collapse." Cod is a cold-water fish, and its population is only around 3...

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