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Fishing hotspots run cold as climate changes

Jul 27, 2023 09:08AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Jonathan Zerger

By ESME MURPHY, LIZ CHRISTY - CBS Minnesota News - July 26, 2023

These days Minnesota fish have a story for us - many of them are having trouble breathing. It comes as lakes and rivers warm, oxygen levels decline and fish ultimately die.

"Lake Superior is one of the fastest changing warming bodies of freshwater on the planet," said Mike Augustyniak, WCCO's Director of Meteorology. "When we talk about the impacts of that warming, we are taking about loss of food for fish, loss of fish habitat and, unfortunately, water quality concerns."

To read the full story, visit the CBS Minnesota News site here. 

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