A poster featuring the pathway of the Leeuwin current along the Western Australia coastline and the influence it has on selected marine species.
Ocean temperatures rose to unprecedented levels along the west and south coasts of Western Australia during February and March 2011. A scientific workshop was held in May 2011 to compile the oceanic processes and biological/fisheries consequences.
What is upwelling and downwelling and what does this mean for the earth's oceans?
Spending a day by the sea you may notice some ocean currents at work, such as localised rips or larger-scale tidal movements. Currents in the ocean can be quite complicated and may be driven by wind, temperature differences, water densities or tides.