Last updated May 16, 2018 at 4:09 pm
Taryn Laubenstein (ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies / James Cook University) told her story of two fish trying to deal with climate change at the FameLab Australia 2018 National Final.
The world’s oceans are becoming warmer and more acidic due to the burning of fossil fuels. This creates an environment that is harmful to fish, affecting their behavior and physical condition. But the effects of climate change can vary depending on the fish and its habitat. How do these differences affect fish’s ability to adapt to future conditions? Taryn’s work seeks to answer these questions and more.