Globally threatened fish are “thriving in abundance” in WA's Rowley Shoals

A large humphead maori wrasee against a blue underwater background

Corals on multiple reefs in the southern GBR have recovered from the 2020 mass coral bleaching event.

AIMS team monitoring southern reefs

Scientists are keeping a close eye on reefs along the west coast of Australia, with sea surface temperatures reaching levels where some coral bleaching is occurring. 

Marine scientists have mapped previously unknown foraging grounds and migratory routes of Western Australia’s green turtles.

A green turtle resting on a beach

An 81-year-old midnight snapper caught off the coast of Western Australia has taken the title of the oldest tropical reef fish recorded anywhere in the world.

Midnight snapper M.macularis fish

Scientists have collected the first fine-scale maps and imagery of reefs and submarine canyons in the rarely visited Arafura Marine Park, revealing seafloor environments with surprisingly diverse coral and fish communitie

Scientists have used CRISPR-Cas technology to identify a gene responsible for heat tolerance in a coral on the Great Barrier Reef

Microinjection of CRISPR-Cas9 reagents in fertilised coral (Acropora millepora) eggs

Ocean acidification is no longer a sombre forecast for the Great Barrier Reef but a present-day reality, a new study reveals.

Corals at Palm Island

Dr Karen Miller has been announced as AIMS' Research Program Director in Western Australia.

Portrait photo of scientist with glasses and science texts