More Southern Species Seen in NE Waters

Portuguese man of wars
Portuguese man of war. From Wikimedia Commons.

SouthCoastToday: Shark sightings off Chatham, Wareham and Westport?

Portuguese man of wars invading Horseneck Beach?

A sailfish, common in the waters of Florida but extremely rare off New England, hooked by a fisherman in the Cape Cod Canal?

“Get used to it,” said Mike Armstrong, assistant director of the Fisheries Biology Section of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.

The steady, ominous rise of ocean temperatures is bringing fish species more common off the Carolina coast and Florida into local waters, scientists and observers said.

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