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Why Atlantic fish are invading the Arctic

Southern species are flooding into the far north.

Video by Mallory Brangan and Eli Kintisch

Scientists are witnessing the upending of large parts of the Arctic ocean. As the sea ice recedes and temperatures rise, the warmer waters of the Atlantic are moving north and bringing with them new competitors that vie for the same rich resources. Journalist Eli Kintisch explores an ecosystem undergoing profound change.

This is the final part of a three video series on the changing Arctic. Thanks to the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting for supporting Thaw.

Watch part one about the changing light as the ice disappears and part two about how warmer Arctic waters are slowing the jet stream and weather farther south. You can find this video and all of Vox’s videos on YouTube. Subscribe and stay tuned for more.

Footage and story made possible by Interdependent Pictures’ documentary film Into the Dark, coming 2019.