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The added benefit of seaweed farms: Could they be bolstering fish catches?

[Global] Many coral reef fisheries have seen a decline in catches as reefs become increasingly more degraded. Concerns surrounding the negative impacts of growing seaweed farming Continue reading The added benefit of seaweed farms: Could they be bolstering fish catches?

Warming, up close / Underwater ‘forests’ face bleak future

[Japan] A few years ago, a local fisherman in Minami-Boso, Chiba Prefecture, found an unusual fish in his gill net: a yellow-brown rabbitfish around 20 to 30 centimeters long. Originally from tropical regions, the fish is eaten frequently in Okinawa, but never in the Kanto region. Continue reading Warming, up close / Underwater ‘forests’ face bleak future

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