Letters to the Editor: Warm-water fish are appearing off Southern California's coast. That's troubling

A California Department of Fish and Wildlife official measures a dorado caught off Long Beach on Sept. 19. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) To...

September 30, 2022
5:52 AM

A California Department of Fish and Wildlife official measures a dorado caught off Long Beach on Sept. 19. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) To the editor: The presence of the highly sought dorado fish off the Southern California coast is not something to celebrate. There are sea turtles in Long Beach too. The ocean has moved up. The critters in the water show it. Animals with fins can move northward, away from the equator, to stay comfortable. Plants cannot so easily and quickly move. Plants have evolved to live and reproduce in their homes where temperatures have been certain ways for thousands of years.

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