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05 April: National Coral Taskforce unleashes an armada of experts

After months of careful planning, 300 Australian coral reef researchers have launched a small flotilla of research vessels, each one filled to the gills with highly trained experts. Their tightly...

04 April: Great Barrier Reef no-take marine reserves protect much more than just the fish

The world’s largest coral reef ecosystem – The Great Barrier Reef – is facing multiple, growing threats from man-made and natural disturbances, but for the first time, researchers at...

03 April: Great Barrier Reef pollution controls ‘not sufficient’ according to leading scientists

Government plans for improving water quality on the Great Barrier Reef will not meet their intended targets, according to a paper published today in Global Change Biology. New agricultural products...

24 March: Where have the largest whale sharks gone?

Researchers from The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) have raised concerns about the whereabouts of the world’s biggest whale sharks after...

14 March: National Coral Bleaching Taskforce puts plan into effect as bleaching intensifies

Coral bleaching due to global warming has continued to worsen in the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) over the past two weeks, even as cooler weather has brought significant reprieve to central...

01 March: National Coral Bleaching Taskforce keeping a close watch on the Reef

Minor, but widespread, reports of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef are being closely watched by the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce, which is concerned about current trends and remains...

05 February: Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage

The rate that fish are captured by predators can double when boats are motoring nearby, according to pioneering work led by a University of Exeter marine biologist.

03 February: Most vulnerable tropical reef fish identified in new study

In a world where fish biodiversity is on the decline, highly vulnerable species are given a major boost today after scientists identified why some species are absent from reefs in the Indian and...

04 August: Paul G. Allen supports coral reef research to reverse rapid decline

The quest to stabilize and restore coral reefs, a critical component of our ocean ecosystem, is receiving increased help through a unique research project supported by Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc....

07 July: Sharks on film! Global shark and ray survey begins at 400 reefs

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and James Cook University (JCU) are working with a team of US and other international researchers, to capture underwater videos of sharks and rays...