Climate crisis pushing great white sharks into new waters


Shift is caused by the heating of the oceans and other wildlife is suffering more attacks

The climate crisis is pushing great white sharks into new waters where they are causing populations of endangered wildlife to plunge, research has shown.

Heating of the oceans, which reached a record level in 2020, has led young great white sharks to move 600km (373 miles) northwards off the coast of California since 2014, into waters that were previously too cold. Over that time there was a dramatic rise in sea otters killed by white sharks, with the number in Monterey Bay dropping by 86%.

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