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Date published: 2006/12/20

The BBC says:

Britain's barnacles, limpets and seaweeds are moving north and east in response to climate change.

A four-year research project, funded by a number of government agencies, mapped 57 species across the British Isles.

Comparing current sightings with data from 50 years ago shows that many have moved, some by over 100 miles (150km).

The finding follows other studies showing that many marine creatures including some fish and plankton, but not all, are shifting northwards.

The quantification is interesting but otherwise nothing that new here. And is all the movement completely down to climate change?

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