Marine Biology Fact Sheets
Members of the UTS Science Marine Biology community have put together Fact Sheets to help school students better understand aspects of the high school curriculum relating to Marine Studies, Biology and earth and environmental Sciences
Marine Biology Fact Sheet No. 1 -" Coral Reef Fishes in Sydney - Visitors from the north" explores issues surrounding rising water temperatures, the East Australian Current and implications for "overwintering" and "vagrant fishes".
Marine Biology Fact Sheet No. 2 - "Fish Spawning Aggregations and why they are important" explains why this behaviour occurs and its significance for fish stocks.
Marine Biology Fact Sheet No 3 - "Ocean Acidification" discusses the 'evil twin' of climate change.
Marine Biology Fact Sheet No 4 - "Artificial habitats - the 'Rigs-to-Reef' program" looks at issues surrounding use of obsolete offshore oil and gas rigs to develop artificial reefs
Marine Biology Fact Sheet No 5 - "Is it the end of the line for the Southern Blue Fin Tuna?" highlights declining global stocks of this magnificent and highly valued fish.
Marine Biology Fact Sheet No.6 - "Shark or man - who is the deadliest predator?" makes a case for protecting sharks from humans.
Marine Biology Fact Sheet No.7 - "Is the Orange Roughy having a rough time?" examines sustainability of deep sea trawling for this red skinned fish.
Marine Biology Fact Sheet No. 8 - "Phytoplankton and Cloud Formation: The CLAW Hypothesis" explains how marine algae help form clouds by producing DMS
Marine Biology Fact Sheet No.9 - "Phytoplankton and Cloud Formation: Effects of Climate Change on DMS production" explores factors affecting DMS production
Marine Biology Fact Sheet No.10 -"Phytoplankton and Cloud Formation: Coral Bleaching and DMS production" discusses compounding effect of coral bleaching on DMS production.
If teachers would like a Fact Sheet developed to cover a specific area of any Science syllabus relating to Marine Biology contact:
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