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Scientists say an increase in the number of occurrences of subtropical fish species off the coast of Sakhalin

Subtropical species of fish began to swim more often in the water area of ​​Sakhalin. This was reported by the TASS news agency referring to the specialists of the Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (SakhNIRO).

In particular, Anatoly Velikanov, Head of the Department of Marine and Freshwater Biological Resources of the Institute, Candidate of Biological Sciences, noted that “in recent years, off the coast of Sakhalin, in the Sea of ​​Japan and the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, cases of the appearance of south areas of habitation to the north. "

“In the new century, the white shark off the coast of Sakhalin is caught for the second time. Formerly, she caught fishermen in the fixed net in 2007, the second in August, 2014. This fact aroused great interest among my foreign colleagues from the Pacific region. I received a lot of emails and questions from New Zealand, the United States and other countries, ”said the scientist.

Experts register a decrease in the number of some species of fish and growth in others. “So, there is less pollock and sardines off the coast of Sakhalin, especially in the Sea of ​​Japan. But there was an increase in the number of Pacific salmon: pink salmon and chum salmon, as well as some other fish / anchovy, terpuga / near East Sakhalin, ”the Giants explained.

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