Juvenile Great White Sharks Appear in New Places Due to the Climate Crisis

Juvenile great white sharks are appearing in places they’ve never been seen before due to climate change — and it's upsetting ecosystems like this one.

Juvenile great white sharks have moved approximately 373 miles north in California between 2014 and 2020 into waters that were previously too cold for them to thrive.

As warming waters shrink the species’ typical range, the shift is upsetting ecosystems in areas like Monterey Bay. It has forced predators and prey into closer living quarters, and it is reportedly contributing to declines in populations of fish such as salmon.