Abstract

‘The catastrophic conditions of the 2019/2020 fire season in Australia made global headlines. The ocean conditions for marine biodiversity are no less alarming with marine heatwaves likened to those of wildfires. Marine heatwaves form part of the ‘deadly trio’ of ocean change: ocean warming, deoxygenation and acidification. Ocean change can result in rapid biodiversity loss, ecosystem regime shifts, and species’ migration. In Australia, legislation responsive to the challenges of anthropogenically-forced ocean change is needed.’

 

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