What we did

Compared with the middle of last century, any creature in the ocean that has a backbone could now be starting its spring migration up to five and a half days earlier.

Our story, entitled From classical to jazz: the rhythms of ocean life are starting to change, describes how climate change is affecting the timing of regular biological occurrences (‘phenology’) of marine vertebrates such as fish, whales and dolphins, sea birds and sea turtles.

We read the journal article, interviewed Professor Elvira Poloczanska, wrote the story, sourced images  and sought approvals.

The story was published in CSIRO’s ECOS blog in November 2015.