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Impacts of climate change on Australian marine life - Part B: Technical Report


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Hobday, AJ, Okey, TA, Poloczanska, ES, Kunz, TJ and Richardson, AJ 2006 , Impacts of climate change on Australian marine life - Part B: Technical Report.

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The potential impact of climate change on marine life and ecosystems in Australia is
considerably less well understood than for the terrestrial biosphere, or indeed other marine
systems globally. However, Australia has many unique and important marine ecosystems and
species that are likely to be sensitive to climate change. The endemism of marine
organisms (species found nowhere else) is very high along Australia’s southern coastline. As
the temperature envelopes (area of suitable environment) of these continental shelf and slope
organisms shift southward in response to ocean heating, organisms will be unable to follow
these southward moving envelopes due to a lack of shelf habitat between southern Australia and

Item Type: Report (Technical Report)
Authors/Creators:Hobday, AJ and Okey, TA and Poloczanska, ES and Kunz, TJ and Richardson, AJ
Publisher: CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
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Note this report is comprised of 3 parts bound separately:
Part A. Executive Summary
Part B. Technical Report
Part C. Literature Review

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