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Climate Change in the Northeast U.S. Shelf Ecosystem

Over the last several decades, the Northeast U.S. continental shelf has warmed faster than any other U.S. ocean region. Part of NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict the impacts of this ocean change on the ecosystem and its living marine resources.

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