As per the recent reports, it has been proposed that the population of marine life of Arctic Ocean is increasing. It has been reported that the inhabitants’ numbers are drastically on a rise.
A study was conducted to analyze the 890 populations of 323 species of Arctic marine life. It has been discovered that three different organizations came together to carry out the study.
It has been stated that the drastic increase in the population of the marine life might have been due to the oscillations produced in the climate of the surroundings and the irregular changes encountered in commercial harvest.
The findings of the report have suggested that the fish or the marine mammals living near to the water surface were the ones that were majorly influenced by the climate changes, in comparison to the ones that lived near to the bottom of the ocean.
It has been illustrated that even the commercially important fishes, including Pacific herring, ocean perch and Arctic cisco have been greatly influenced.
However, it has been discovered that the safety concerns regarding the mammal exploitations have been considered and there is very less exploitation at present, despite that the and the rising populations of grey whales, bowhead whales and Greenlandic walruses, both the factors together have not been able to achieve the population levels recorded long back.
However, another issue that came into light was that meanwhile, the population of fishes and mammals was increasing, the population of sea ice species ringed seal, beluga whale, and thick-billed guillemot was decreasing.
Nevertheless, it has been suggested that the marine birds, even have been included in the list of declining population.
Researchers said, “This may be related to changes in climate, sea ice and food availability and may be the beginning of a longer-term decline”.
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