Have you seen any unusual weather recently? One of the changes we may see because of climate change is more severe storms in the UK. When storms hit the coastline, they create strong waves. This really shakes up the organisms living on the seabed. But do methods of fishing also make a difference? Some areas of the sea are protected from destructive fishing methods. These areas are called Marine Protected Areas. We wanted to find out if the organisms in these areas are better at facing and recovering from severe storms than fished areas.

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Scientists wanted to see if protecting an area of UK seabed from destructive fishing would help it be stronger against extreme storms caused by climate change.
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September 2022

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