Global strikes for action on climate change occurred this Friday 20th September so this week we bring you a show that unpacks the impact of climate change in Tassie waters. Dr Cayne Layton from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies is a marine ecologist who studies the kelp forests that are the foundation of the spectacular, but often overlooked, Great Southern Reef. Kelp plays a vital role for marine life in temperate (colder) waters. Tune in to hear why a species of kelp specific to Tasmania is endangered. With Tasmania’s eastern and southern waters warming 4 times faster than the rest of the world we need to know what effect this has for local marine life.
Image: Dr Cayne Layton https://www.utas.edu.au/profiles/staff/imas/cayne-layton
Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS)
Show Production: Olivia Holloway