AIMS and the Keppel Island’s Traditional Owners have begun a partnership to map traditional and scientific knowledge of the marine environment.

AIMS scientists with Traditional Owner with reef shapes

Researchers find familiar species pave the way for coral regrowth

parrotfish eats of the surface of a coral reefs

Researchers at AIMS are raising the next generation of corals which may hold the keys to helping the Reef adapt to changing ocean conditions.

Researchers watch for coral spawning under red light in the SeaSim

Corals have released their egg bundles in the first annual ‘mass’ spawning on the Great Barrier Reef

First coral spawning – an opportunity for reefs to rejuvenate

A key species of reef-building coral in American Samoa survived repeated bleaching events in the hot summers of 2015 and 2017 while others perished.

Researchers are developing new ways to study the world’s largest fish in the ocean, using the smallest of clues.

The largest mapping and research project of its kind has given traditional owners of Groote Eylandt, in the Northern Territory, the tools to better manage and protect their sea country.

With the Great Barrier Reef under stress from increasingly frequent disturbances, the latest health check shows the Reef needs more time to recover.

Great Barrier Reef gets mixed bill of health in annual update

Hundreds of juvenile corals bred at AIMS have survived being transplanted on the Great Barrier Reef, in a promising early test to help corals increase their resilience to marine heatwaves.

The most extensive report into the state of Western Australia's coral reefs, led by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), shows many reefs have the lowest coral cover on record.