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Welcome to a summer edition of SIMS NEWS! 

Underwater Forests Threatened by Future Climate Change

A new study by the University of Sydney and SIMS finds Australia’s two largest fisheries potentially at risk. Blistering, bleaching and eventually degradation of the kelp’s surface is impacting the species’ ability to photosynthesise and potentially survive. This could contribute to further declines of the 8000km long kelp forests that dominate the bottom half of Australia – known as the Great Southern Reef – potentially affecting all the associated ecosystems, including many species of fish, shellfish, lobster and abalone.
Come snorkelling with SIMS at the Ocean Lovers Festival! 
April 11 - 14th, 2019, Bondi

A festival feature at the iconic Bondi Icebergs Pool will be the SIMS' "Live Ocean Revival Experience”. Presented by Volvo the immersive display showcases current research projects and invites the public to literally get in and swim through an underwater Crayweed forest and Living Seawalls installation. 
Living Seawalls at the Ocean Lovers Festival
SIMS is very excited to be a part of the inaugural Bondi Ocean Lovers Festival. Come down to Bondi for the opportunity to get in the water with these very tiles to find out which marine critters have made them their home!
New Publication on Plankton: A Guide to Their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality

SIMS Researcher and UNSW Professor Iain Suthers has recently co-authored a book on all things plankton. Plankton are the aquatic version of a canary in a coal mine. They are also vital for our existence, providing not only food for fish, seabirds, seals and sharks, but producing oxygen, cycling nutrients, processing pollutants, and removing carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. 
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