We’re in for another marine heatwave, says Newsroom – but are we ready for the consequences? As these sort of events become more frequent, the consequences for the environment, and the economy, could be dire. “It’s quite confronting when you see some of the projections of ocean temperature for the coming century,” says University of Otago marine scientist Rob Smith. “But knowledge is power, and knowing what is coming up gives us as scientists and communities around New Zealand a chance to respond positively to that.”