By: Ariana F.
Due to the ocean waters becoming warmer, many species of fish near the Great Barrier Reef have become lethargic and less able to swim. A prominent species that lives on the reef is the Coral Trout. These fish are also one of highest sought-after fish species in the South-East Pacific for fisheries. Scientists and fishermen alike are worried about the lasting effects of the fishes’ lethargy. Aside from reducing their ability to swim, the warm waters have caused the trout to stay near the bottom of the reef, instead of near the top looking for food or mates. (Read more…)