National News

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change

Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed - writes the Sydney Morning Herald. Read the full story here.

Warming Atlantic temperatures could increase range of invasive species

Warming water temperatures due to climate change could expand the range of many native species of tropical fish, including the invasive and poisonous lionfish, according to a study of 40 species along rocky and artificial reefs off North Carolina, writes Science Daily. Read more about this research here.


Check out this article in the Malacological Society of Australia newsletter about the recent sightings of argonauts (paper nautilus) in southeastern Tasmania in Autumn 2014. 

Climate change and predators

Climate change can push species to move in order to stay in their climatic comfort zones, potentially altering where species live and how they interact, which could fundamentally transform current ecosystems, writes Science Daily. Read the full story here.

Is it a boy?

Scientists at the Te Papa museum are hoping a colossal squid now in their possession is a male - making an already rare find an extraordinary one, writes the New Zealand Herald. Read the full story here.

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