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Cetaceans in a changing climate

Climate change severely affects marine life worldwide with warming oceans generating unprecedented cascading effects that include the melting of polar ice, rising seas, marine heatwaves, and ocean acidification. Cetaceans are ideal indicator species of ecosystem change and ocean health given their high trophic level and cosmopolitan distribution. We study cetacean ecology in relation to climate change, for example by investigating how species ranges may shift in the future with progressing warming of the oceans.

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