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As heatwave bakes Australia on land, an unprecedented marine heatwave causes fish kills in the ocean

Mainland Australia is bracing for a heatwave so intense it could rewrite the history books, but it is not just the land that is sweltering.

Western Australia’s coastline is in the midst of the most widespread marine heatwave it has experienced since reliable satellite monitoring began in 1993.

  • Irena Ceranic
  • ABC

The warm waters are believed to have contributed to a number of fish kills in the past month.

“Particularly in the last two weeks or so the ocean temperatures have been increasing — they’re about two degrees warmer than what is normal for December,” University of…

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