Narragansett Bay's average winter temperature has increased about 3 degrees Fahrenheit since 1960. Nonstinging comb jellies, which used to disappear in the winter, are staying year-round in the bay's warmer winter waters. This allows them to build up populations earlier in June instead of August to feed on fish eggs, larvae, and fish food.
(D. Cone Photo)
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