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Sydney’s waters could be tropical in decades, here’s the bad news…

Welcome to tropical Sydney, where colourful surgeonfishes and parrotfishes are plentiful, corals have replaced kelp forests, and underwater life seems brighter, more colourful and all-round better. Or is it?

While this vision of a future Sydney is Continue reading Sydney’s waters could be tropical in decades, here’s the bad news…

Tropical fish threaten kelp and algae

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.

The findings come from a review published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, which suggests that climate change is leading to ‘tropicalisation’ – the movement of tropical species towards the poles – as waters get warmer and ocean currents strengthen… Continue reading Tropical fish threaten kelp and algae