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Rising temperatures in the Tasman Sea, 1992–2004

Rising temperatures in the Tasman Sea, 1992–2004

Deep warming of the Tasman Sea occurred between 1996 and 2002: this profile of water temperatures at different depths shows that waters around 250−300 metres increased in temperature by about 1°C. (This general trend occurred down to depths of 800 metres.) Years with warmer waters coincided with a failure of young hoki to survive into adulthood.

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Janet Grieve, 'Open ocean - Fish larvae and the ocean environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/5363/rising-temperatures-in-the-tasman-sea-1992-2004 (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Janet Grieve, published 12 Jun 2006