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Vast kelp forests devastated by marine heatwave, Australian study reveals

100km of kelp forest died following a marine heatwave in 2011 which saw the ocean temperature increase by 2C…death of the kelp caused functional extinction of 370sq km of rocky cool-climate reefs, extending down the coast from Kalbarri, about 570km … Continue reading

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Ocean heatwave destroys Tasmania’s unique underwater jungle

Tasmanian kelp forest (Photo: Emma Flukes) It was one of Australia’s great marine ecosystems; a must-see spectacular on many divers’ lists, sheltering a multitude of fish, algae and crustaceans.  A natural wonder, which this year was smashed into oblivion by a massive … Continue reading

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