Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050, finds a new University of British Columbia study that examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks, reports Science Daily. Read the full story here.
Snails aren’t best known for moving at anything faster than, well, a snail’s pace. Yet out in the oceans, a seismic shift in the ranges of species seems to be gathering pace, with snails and their relatives at the vanguard.
Australian divers, fishers, and beachcombers have reported 1060+ sightings on Redmap. Nearly 30 per cent of the confirmed sightings were considered uncommon where spotted, i.e. they were out of their known range. Here are the latest trends from the Redmap data...
A Tasmanian researcher has found octopuses from Sydney are reproducing in Tasmanian waters, writes ABC News. The common Sydney octopus was thought to have migrated south because of rising ocean temperatures. The creature was usually found between southern Queensland and southern New South Wales. Read the full story here.
We’d like to think scientists take the naming of marine species quite seriously, but…this is not always the case. Here are some of the more amusing (and sometimes outrageous) names given to sea life.
While the the idea of having a tropical reef on Sydney's doorstep sounds attractive, the reality is that climate change is not good news for the temperate reefs and life of Sydney's Harbour. Read the full story published on The Conversation here.
ABC Science writes: Previous estimates of global ocean warming have been significantly underestimated due to historically sparse temperature data from the Southern Ocean, new research has found. Read the full article here.
Fish can live in almost any aquatic environment on Earth, but when the climate changes and temperatures go up many species are pushed to the limit, writes Science Daily. Read the full article here.