Marine heatwaves are becoming more frequent under global warming and this is having a significant impact on species' ability to recover.
UNSW researchers have solved the mystery of why and how ocean ‘hotspots’ are forming so fast, by examining the winds that influence the ocean currents heating these areas.
Three chief authors of the State of the Environment Report provide its key findings. While it’s a sobering read, there are a few bright spots.
Might soft corals withstand marine heatwaves better than their reef-building cousins?
Marine heatwaves have led to major economic losses around the world, a new study shows – and researchers say we need global action to ease the impacts of extreme warming events on ocean life.
A technique developed by UNSW Sydney marine biologists promises to efficiently identify which of Australia’s soft coral species are most vulnerable to global warming.
Marine heatwaves have increased over the past century as a direct result of warming oceans, with significant impacts on biodiversity, fisheries, tourism and aquaculture.