A scientist has linked Australia’s bush fires to a rise in water temperatures in the Indian Ocean caused by a volcanic eruption. Photo: AFP

China’s deep sea prospectors may find key to marine heatwaves

  • Hong Kong scientist postulates volcanic activity in the Indian Ocean has caused Australia’s bush fires
  • Chinese research vessels could help to answer this and other questions as they hunt for minerals
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A scientist has linked Australia’s bush fires to a rise in water temperatures in the Indian Ocean caused by a volcanic eruption. Photo: AFP
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.