Scientists are drawing attention to the services provided by the deep sea, the world’s largest environment, writes Science Daily about a review published in Biogeosciences. Read the full article here.
Newly arrived species mow down vegetation and upend local communities, writes National Geographic. Read the full article here.
A new study shows that when synchronized with El Niño/La Niña cycles, climate models accurately predict global surface warming, writes The Guardian newspaper. Read the full story here.
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.
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.
Here are some facts about marine life you never even knew you wanted to know!
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.
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.