Big fish sightings are spiking. Climate change may be the cause.

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

Big fish sightings appear to have spiked around the world: In the last year-and-a-half, there have been reports of a 661-pound, record-breaking stingray in Cambodia, a 240-pound lake sturgeon outside Detroit and a 100-pound opah fish on the Oregon coast. As these fish show up in unexpected places, experts say climate change may be helping drive this trend.

The fish “aren’t growing larger, they are relocating to new environments,” said Francisco Werner, director of scientific programs at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries.

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