Southern Australian sharks and rays being ‘cornered’ by climate change

July 12th, 2021

The Age, Other, 11/07/2021, Peter Hannam
Southern Australia’s sharks and rays face mounting threats as warmer waters push more tropical species southwards and habitats change, exacerbating threats to critically endangered species. A study aimed at identifying the risks to some 132 different species found in waters ranging from south-west Western Australia to NSW has been published in the Fish and Fisheries journal. […] CSIRO Richard Reina, a marine ecologist at Monash University and another of the paper’s authors said southern Australian waters were changing faster than other parts of the country and it was also the most heavily fished by commercial firms.

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