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2014-09-18 00:00:00

Ocean Roundup: Tiny Clownfish Can Swim for 250 Miles, Sydney Harbor May Turn Tropical, and More

Tiny larvae clownfish are capable of traveling vast distances—up to 250 miles in search of a new coral home, according to a recent study. Researchers say that this will help the species deal with climate change. The Guardian

– A new study found that increasing ocean temperatures could expand ranges for both native and invasive species in the Atlantic Ocean, including lionfish. This study could influence management of fisheries and protected areas as fish ranges begin to shift. NOAA

Long Read:

Just as many cities are making efforts to go green, cities should also go blue and foster relationships with aquatic ecosystems that surround them. While many cities have taken efforts to help with ocean protection, this author argues that they can do more.

As Scottish citizens wait to hear if they’ll gain independence from the UK, this article takes a look at the possible impacts of independence on Scottish marine policy. This author argues that people likely won’t see changes at the local level, but that independence could allow Scotland to step up on international marine policy. Southern Fried Science

Op-Ed:

The famous Sydney Harbor could soon turn into a tropical ecosystem, thanks to climate change. Though this may sound appealing, this shift comes with a range of consequences – like disappearing seaweed habitat and an increase in algal-eating fish.  The Guardian