23 Jan 2018

Rising water temperatures changing marine life

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:37 pm on 23 January 2018

Last December NIWA was reporting that Summer sea temperatures around the country were already 2 degrees higher than normal for that time of year and up to 6 degrees warmer off the West Coast in the Tasman Sea.

A continued warming of the oceans could permanently damage the marine environment and eventually New Zealand fisheries.

Dr Matt Pinkerton is the Principal Marine Ecology Scientist at NIWA and discusses how ocean warming will affect us.

 

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