Scientists have detected a 30 per cent slowdown of the deep ocean currents that form in Antarctica, with profound consequences for Earth’s climate, sea level and marine life.
A new international study takes a comprehensive look at just how much the oceans have warmed since the 1950s, and where they are headed in the coming years.
Warming waters are leading to the ‘tropicalisation’ of temperate reefs: gone are the kelp forests, and local fish populations are responding unexpectedly.
A UNSW analysis has found waters off Sydney, southern NSW and eastern Tasmania are demonstrating an accelerated warming trend.
With much of the Earth covered by oceans, a different kind of heatwave is attracting attention, writes Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.
Long term warming of the Indian and Pacific oceans played an important role in making the Queensland floods far worse than they should have been, new research shows.
A new study has found that record high sea-surface temperatures off northern Australia were also responsible for the downpour that devastated much of Queensland in December 2010.