Stranger Fruit

Invasion of the tripletails

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An Atlantic tripletail caught in the Bristol Channel this week may be the first recorded occurrence of the species in Britain.

The Atlantic tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis, is found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, but is exceptionally rare north of the Mediterranean Sea. Experts believe that the catch is another indication that subtropical fishes are migrating into the temperate waters of the UK as temperatures rise due to global warming.

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