Western Australian reefs feel the heat from global bleaching event

Western Australian reefs feel the heat from global bleaching event 05 April 2016 North Western Australian coral reefs are now feeling the effect of the 2016 global coral bleaching event....

AIMS takes coral bleaching to task

This past week, as field observations and aerial surveys of severe bleaching poured in from Cairns north to Torres Strait, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) lifted its response...

Evolving coral reef conservation

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), in partnership with the University of Hawai’i and the Paul Allen Family Foundation, will host a ground-breaking workshop this month. The event,...

Early warning signs of widespread coral bleaching in 2016

Record breaking summer ocean temperatures have led to widespread coral bleaching in the northern hemisphere. These hot conditions are predicted to extend into the southern hemisphere in the...

"Assisted Evolution" versus "Genetic Modification"

The announcement of Dr Madeleine van Oppen’s recent publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has received significant media attention. In a brief interview, Dr van Oppen...

“Voyage of discovery” yields hotspot of diversity and new species

Over a period of four years scientists from AIMS, working in partnership with Geoscience Australia and the University of Western Australia, uncovered a rich physical landscape and a vast oasis of...