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How coastal communities with shellfisheries can prepare for ocean acidification

Oceans are gradually becoming warmer and more acidic as more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere — two shifts that are altering the economic foundations of many coastal regions. In a new study published in Nature Climate Change, we and our colleagues set out to identify hotspots around the United States for ocean acidification, writes scientists in The Conversation US. Read the full story here.

Global warming to increase ocean upwelling, but fisheries impact uncertain

A report to be published Thursday in the journal Nature suggests that global warming may increase upwelling in several ocean current systems around the world by the end of this century, especially at high latitudes, and will cause major changes in marine biodiversity, writes Science Daily. Read how this may impact fisheries here.

Sardines move north due to ocean warming

Sardines, anchovies and mackerels play a crucial role in marine ecosystems, as well as having a high commercial value. However, the warming of waters makes them vanish from their usual seas and migrate north, writes Science Daily. Read the full story here.

Warming Ocean Is Pretty Great, If You're a Sea Slug

Climate change might be destroying corals with ocean acidification and forcing dolphins to change their range, but some species are actually benefiting from it. Warming ocean temperatures off the coast of northern California, for example, have triggered a population explosion of bright pink, inch-long sea slugs in tide pools along California’s central and northern coastline, writes the Discovery Channel News. Read the full story here.

Getting the scientific message across: Redmap on ABC's Science Show

When it comes to immunisation, climate change or wind farms, people often form groups and reinforce irrational views, according to the ABC Science Show on Radio National. So why do the scientific facts not penetrate?  Redmap features highly in this discussion with Annabel Crabb, Tanya Ha and Tory Shepherd as an example of communicating science by involving the community.  Listen at around the 23 minute mark here.

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