Seas around South Korea getting warmer

eAwaz Lifestyle

Seoul – Seas around South Korea have become warmer over the past five years due to rising temperatures, a report by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries said recently. This causing the habitats of marine life on the seabed to move northward, Yonhap news agency reported. The ministry said climate change raised the temperature of the seawater between 2015 and 2020 in the country, affecting the habitats of creatures living on the seabed, such as crabs and conchs. By 2011, conchs were found to have lived along the country’s southern coast located at 35 degrees north latitude but they expanded their habitats to 37 degrees north latitude in recent years. Ghost crabs living near eastern coast moved their habitats to the coast of Uljin, 80 kilometres north of Pohang, 374 kilometres southeast of Seoul. The ministry said: “The findings mean that the boundary line that sea life can live moved northward due to seawater warming.”