While it is too early to tell whether mass coral bleaching will occur on the Great Barrier Reef this summer coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish continue to pose a high risk, according to Australia’s leading marine experts and scientists.
Coral bleaching survivors, which may hold the answers to restoring reefs, will make a rare flight from Queensland’s far northern Great Barrier Reef to Townsville.
A spectacular display of nature is expected to unfold over the next week when the corals of the Great Barrier Reef begin the first annual spawning.
In partnership with Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, AIMS has demonstrated how a revolutionary high‐tech autonomous ocean vehicle, the Wave Glider, can improve monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef and coastal waters.
A collective of scientists and reef managers says new technological interventions are needed to save coral reefs under climate change.
In its efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef and building on the $27.4 million investment to support the direct management of crown-of-thorns starfish, the Australian Government is now turning to the starfish’s natural predator for help.
Shark diving tourism is a growing industry estimated to be worth more than $25.5 million annually to Australia’s regional economy.
Nearly 300 Townsville school students are taking a behind-the-scenes look at research of the Great Barrier Reef when they visit the Australian Institute of Marine Science this week.
A group of international scientists have issued advice that more research is urgently required to determine whether corals can acclimatise* and adapt to the rapid pace of climate change.
The latest research published today sharpens understanding of the implications of ocean acidification on reef fish behaviour, yielding promising results for their current and near-future survival.