Results shows reef sharks are functionally extinct on many coral reefs, but Australian populations are among the healthiest.

4 greey sharks swim around pole and bait bag

New research has taken scientists closer to being able to identify corals that are less likely to bleach. The scientists hope this knowledge will be used to target protection of resilient corals and facilitate research into adaptation measures such as selective breeding.

Diver measures bleached coral

Scientists have discovered a significant coral bleaching event at one of Western Australia’s healthiest coral reefs.

Coral reef scene at Rowleys with bleached corals and fish

New research has confirmed that corals reefs along the Kimberley coastline will not recover quickly from an extreme event such as mass coral bleaching, unless local populations survive.   

aerial photo of vessel near a reef

Research finds current models underestimate the impact of hurricanes and typhoons on coral reef communities.

A damaged coral reef with broken and dead coral

AIMS research finds the destructive starfish is eaten more often than thought.

SCUBA diver observes crown-of-thorns starfish on reef wall.

An impressive $2.25 million solar system is now set to deliver a major savings at AIMS' headquarters.

Aerial view of solar panels at the AIMS Cape Cleveland site

Remotely operated vehicles used by the oil and gas sector can be enhanced to gather more scientific data, researchers say.

A metal claw holds a marine organism in dark waters

The radioactive legacy of the arms race solves a mystery about the world’s largest fish.

cross section of whale shark vertebrae showing growth bands

Ocean temperatures across parts of the Great Barrier Reef have been above or close to thresholds where there is a high risk of coral bleaching for several weeks.

Yellow glider underwater next to coral reef