Marine heatwaves more frequent and intense

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – Extreme Earth Events; The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 6, 7, 9, 10

Word Count: 566

When we talk about global warming and climate change, the focus on the oceans is usually to do with melting sea ice. This interesting article reports new research focusing on the temperature of marine ecosystems and fisheries across the globe, and the worrying data gathered that updates our knowledge of this vital part of the Earth’s ecosystem as a whole. Can be used with Year 6, 7, or 9 Biological Sciences curriculum looking at Ecosystems, or Year 10 Earth and Space Sciences curriculum.

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