Fish are on the move in Australia’s waters. In southern Australia, scientists, commercial and recreational fishers, divers and beach-goers are reporting the presence of new species. The movement of species, as fish follow warming waters aided by strengthening ocean currents, are clearly observable changes occurring in our oceans as a result of climate change.
The 2012 Marine Report Card, a comprehensive review of these climate-related changes in Australia’s oceans, was released today. It details the already significant effects on our oceans and marine life.
More than 80 of Australia’s leading marine scientists contributed to the Card, and another 30 experts were reviewers