Latest media releases

26 June: Corals already have the genes to adapt to warmer oceans

team of Australian and US scientists have discovered that corals already have the genes to tolerate global warming. It may only be a matter of shuffling them to where they are most needed.

09 April: Roadmap to recovery for the world's reef fishes…where the magic number for fish is: one tonne

Maintaining no take zones for an unlimited time is challenging, as they can affect millions of people, especially in developing countries, who rely on fish for food and income.

27 March: Twice the coral trout in Great Barrier Reef protected zones

Coral trout in protected ‘green zones’ are not only bigger and more abundant than those in fished ‘blue zones’ of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but they are also better able to cope with...

25 March: Independent report brings together knowledge on dredging and disposal

An independent compilation of knowledge about the effects of dredging and sediment disposal on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area has found the impacts will differ, depending on the...

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...

03 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...