It’s getting hot in here: Tasmanian ocean warms, to detriment of species

A new paper has revealed the consequences of the elevated rate of ocean warming in Eastern Tasmania. Many species are being pushed out by warmer water; others are being devastated by new species moving in.

“Climate Change Cascades” shows evidence that ocean warming off the east coast of Tasmania - which is three to four times the global average - is the result of intensification of the East Australian Current.

Increases in the strength, duration and frequency of southward incursions of warm, nutrient-poor water transports heat and organisms to eastern Tasmania with dramatic effects on the ecology of the region.

Read more at University of Tasmania

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