Impact of climate change on marine ecosystems

Climate change affects marine ecosystems. Warming of seawater, acidification, changing oxygen and salinity levels and rising sea levels can for example disrupt the habitat of fish and shellfish found in marine and coastal areas. Wageningen Marine Research monitors the presence of fish and shellfish species at various maturity stages in different habitats, and investigates the impact of climate change on marine food chains, nursery grounds and phenology.