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25 in pH will cause a reduction of 50% in the oxygen-carrying capacity of sea water, which will affect the growth and survival of species with a high oxygen demand such as fish (Australian Academy of Science 2013). Sea level Predicting future sea levels is complicated by our inability to predict future rates of melting of polar ice caps 15 16 Ecology of Australian Temperate Reefs: The Unique South and, for this reason, past modelling predictions have all under-estimated sea level rises of recent decades.

The pea crab, Pinnotheres hickmani, symbiotic with the blue mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis (photo Graham Edgar). Plate 53. The European green crab, Carcinus maenas (photo Graham Edgar). Plate 54. The giant crab, Pseudocarcinus gigas (photo Leo Mantilla). Colour plates Plate 56. The weeping toado, Torquigener pleurogramma (photo Dave Muirhead). Plate 55. Evan’s sea spider, Anoplodactylus evansi (photo David Staples). Plate 57. A blue morwong, Nemadactylus valenciennesi, at a cleaning station, being cleaned of ectoparasites by three western cleaner clingfishes, Cochleoceps bicolor (photo Paul Fitzgerald).

2006). The continuous El Niño also caused the shutdown of major global coastal upwellings off South Africa and South America, and substantial changes in global rainfall patterns. Paradoxically, in southern Australia upwelling intensity off SE South Australia tended to increase, while the Leeuwin Current weakened during El Niño events (Middleton et al. 2007; Chapter 2), so increasing the summer temperature contrast between warm shallow inshore and cool offshore waters. During the Holocene epoch, evidence from lake core samples in Ecuador has shown that the frequency of moderate to strong El Niño events has increased more than 10-fold in the last 10 ky, with a peak occurring ~1200 years ago (Moy et al.

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