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Marine ecologists from UNSW Sydney have pieced together the untold history of kelp forest management around the world. The findings will help us understand how we can bring this vital ecosystem back from the brink.

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The influx of tropical fish due to climate change spells trouble for our kelp forests.

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Seaweed-eating fish are becoming increasingly voracious as the ocean warms due to climate change and are responsible for the recent destruction of kelp forests off the NSW north coast.

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The migration of tropical fish as a result of ocean warming poses a serious threat to the temperate areas they invade, because they overgraze on kelp forests and seagrass, a UNSW-led study concludes.