News: marine ecosystems

High CO2 to slow tropical fish move to cooler waters

A Moorish idol fish

A new study from the University of Adelaide shows that the ocean acidification predicted under continuing high CO2 emissions may make cooler, temperate waters less welcoming.

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Fish sex organs boosted under high-CO2

Triplefin fish near underwater vent

Research from the University of Adelaide has found that some species of fish will have higher reproductive capacity because of larger sex organs, under the more acidic oceans of the future.

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Shellfish reef project wins Eureka Prize

Underwater oyster reef research

University of Adelaide marine ecologists are among a team of scientists awarded a Eureka Prize for their research towards rebuilding Australia’s lost shellfish reefs.

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Marine food webs under increasing stress

Marine life, Whakaari Island, New Zealand

Scientists at the University of Adelaide have found growing evidence that marine ecosystems will not cope well with rising sea temperatures caused by climate change.

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