The so called “Lessepsian migration” is __:
1. related to marine species of across Suez Canal
2. due to rise of temperature of the ocean water
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

Answer: [A] Only 1 is correct

Lessepsian migration is the ongoing migration of marine species across the Suez Canal, usually from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, more rarely in the opposite direction. It is named after Ferdinand de Lesseps, the engineer in charge of the canal’s construction. Invasive species originated from the Red Sea and introduced into the Mediterranean by the construction of the canal have become a major component of the Mediterranean ecosystem, and have serious impacts on the Mediterranean ecology, endangering many local and endemic Mediterranean species.

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