Latest media releases

13 February: Unveiling the secrets of long-distance migration of tiger sharks

Tiger sharks can migrate over very large distances ranging from the tropics to cool temperate waters, according to a new study by researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS),...

12 February: Crown of Thorns thriving as ocean temperatures rise

Scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)* have revealed in a study published in Scientific Reports today that rising sea surface temperatures are contributing to the...

3 February: Assisted Evolution: Giving some hope for coral reef survival

Scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology are studying how Assisted Evolution (AE) may help some corals adapt better to climate...

9 October: Inshore reefs of the GBR especially vulnerable to ocean acidification

The Australian Institute of Marine Scientist (AIMS) has revealed in a peer-reviewed journal, PLoS One today that inshore reefs are particularly vulnerable to Ocean Acidification (OA)* on the Great...

11 Sep: Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

A new study by researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook University has revealed sharks in no-fishing zones in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park are more...

28 July: Global study shows that healthy rivers help create healthy reefs

om the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and the CSIRO have conducted a global literature review examining how better land management in upstream catchments helps to protect coastal...

17 July: New study links dredging to diseased corals

In a world-first study published today, researchers say dredging activity near coral reefs can increase the frequency of diseases affecting corals.

AIMS and partners win smart IT award for unifying scientific monitoring with images

The International Virtual Environment Centre (iVEC), AIMS and other partners won a prestigious Incite award from the WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAiTTA) in Perth...

Ten years of satellite data shows land management key to protecting the Reef

Scientists have published research this week in the international journal, Marine Pollution Bulletin that reinforces the need for improved land management practices in order to prevent unnecessary...

27 May: Abundance as important as rarity for biodiversity

The Australian Institute of Marine Science and a team of international researchers have published a study today in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that dismisses the...