Climate Experience:

The East Australian Current (EAC) is now reaching Victoria.


  • The EAC has extended 350kms south.[1]
  • The EAC is moving due to a strengthening of the Southern Annular Mode (SAM),[2]a wind belt that moves across the southern hemisphere.
  • SAM has become increasingly impacted by an increase in CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.[3]


  • Tropical fish are migrating south putting pressure on cooler marine environments[4]

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* We aim to keep our material as accurate and as relevant as possible. Working with climate science, a field that is being constantly updated, keeps us on our toes. Information on this site was gathered on June 1 2019; if you notice information that needs updating please let us know. For the full reference list please see the following.


[1]Ken Ridgway and Katy Hill, “The East Australian Current,” A marine climate change impacts and adaptation report card for Australia5, no. 09 (2009).1.

[2]W Cai et al., “The Response of the Southern Annular Mode, the East Australian Current, and the Southern Mid‐Latitude Ocean Circulation to Global Warming,” Geophysical Research Letters32, no. 23 (2005).1.


[4]Adriana Vergés et al., “The Tropicalization of Temperate Marine Ecosystems: Climate-Mediated Changes in Herbivory and Community Phase Shifts,” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences281, no. 1789 (2014).8.