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Atlantic salmon show capacity to adapt to warmer waters

Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change, a group of scientists at the University of Oslo and University of British Columbia have discovered, writes Science Daily. Read the full story here.

Tropical fish threaten kelp and seagrass

Plant-eating tropical fish species are causing serious damage to algae and kelp forests in sub-tropical and temperate regions around the world, an international team of experts warn - writes ABC Science. Read the full story about the University of NSW study here.

Fishy facts

Here are some facts about marine life you never even knew you wanted to know!

Back to the future: learning from past ice sheet melt

A study published in Nature is the first scientific evidence that the southern portion of Greenland's ice sheet nearly disappeared about 400,000 years ago, contributing to a 4.5 to six metres of global sea level rise. And all under conditions a few degrees warmer than the present day! Read the full article in Pys Org here.

Emperors in hot water!

An international team of scientists studying Emperor penguin populations across Antarctica finds the iconic animals in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change, writes Science Daily. Read the full article here.

Rare fish migrations brighten Tassie waters

The yellow-bellied sea snake, loggerhead sea turtle and angel shark are among dozens of new weird and wonderful marine species turning up in Tasmanian waters as oceans warm, writes the Mercury. Read the full story,  which includes an interview with Dr Gretta Pecl, here.

Starfish are feeling the heat

Scientists believe the disease, 'sea star wasting syndrome', is linked to warmer than usual waters in the Pacific Ocean, writes the UK's Daily Mail. Read here the full story about how ocean warming is impacting the health of sea stars.

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