Where Arctic Cod Goes, Marine Mammals Follow
Increased ship traffic in the warming Arctic drives fish away, study shows, spelling larger impacts on the marine food web and the communities that depend on it.
March 10, 2020
A centerpiece of the marine food web, Boreogadus saida swims among the ice floes of the Arctic archipelago. A slender fish but high in fat, the Arctic cod, the northernmost marine fish, eats krill and plankton — and transfers that energy up the food chain as the preferred prey for a host of seabirds and marine mammals like ringed seals and beluga whales.