Climate change and the tropical marine environment

Tropical marine ecosystems such as coral reefs and mangrove forests around the world are under unprecedented pressure due to climate change, changes in water quality from terrestrial runoff and overexploitation. Coral reefs are iconic tropical ecosystems represented by Australia's irreplaceable Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and the less explored reefs off Western Australia. Read more

Cyclones on the Great Barrier Reef  - The Reef has sustained regular impacts by tropical cyclones over the years - the most recent being Cyclone Yasi in February 2011. For more details on Severe Tropical Cyclones Anthony and Yasi 21 January 2011 - 4 February 2011 Read more

Ningaloo region in Western Australia: Latest research, maps and data on the state of the environment for this region Read more