Bernice sets off on an expedition from the Great Southern Ocean to the Great Barrier Reef and Tuvalu, to explore the changing currents and oceans that are driving extreme storms, sea surge and changing the landscape of many small south pacific communities.
Off the coast of Tasmania she joins Prof Steve Rintoul to explore the role the Great Southern Ocean play in moderating the climate system and why he is concerned about the changes his research team is recording there. Join the expedition!
From the far south Bernice heads north to the Great Barrier Reef to explore the changes in ocean acidity that is threatening to wipe out some of the major reef nurseries on the planet – and what these changes could mean in the future to our oceans and our climate system.
Here she finds a time machine, a science project that dials back to the health of coral and oceans of the 1850’s through to 2100. Explore the past and future of our coral reefs.
Finally, the sea level rise is a reality as islands such as Tuvalu stand to be wiped off the map this century – take a look at the projected sea- level rise