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Our media release archive is an information resource on the people and research that make AIMS one of the world's leading marine institutions.

List of News and Media Articles

2016
2016
Title Publish date
AIMS, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences sign joint research agreement December 2 2016
Taking stock of the 2016 mass coral bleaching event November 29 2016
SeaSim readies itself for the 2016 mass spawning event November 16 2016
Teenage male whale sharks don’t want to leave home November 16 2016
Effects of coal on early life history processes of coral November 7 2016
What’s on the menu for NW Australia’s flatback sea turtles? October 25 2016
Sponges potential ‘winners’ in the face of climate change September 29 2016
Boeing Australia, AIMS partner on innovative marine technologies to monitor health of the Great Barrier Reef September 22 2016
Why ocean acidification matters to zooplankton, a coral’s primary food source September 20 2016
AIMS celebrates achievements of successful Earthwatch partnership September 9 2016
Proving elusive: a safe space for reef sharks September 2 2016
Crown-of-thorns starfish vision revealed for the first time August 11 2016
Playing on fears: Exploring the use of the Pacific triton for mitigating crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks July 22 2016
Renewed partnership secures exciting future for marine science July 15 2016
Scientists document the extinction of WA’s Great Southern Reef kelp forests July 8 2016
Limiting global warming to save coral reefs June 23 2016
AIMS at ICRS17 June 2016 June 17 2016
Major study reveals marine sponges are a reservoir of exceptional microbial diversity June 16 2016
Genetic secrets of algae provide vital insight into coral bleaching June 15 2016
Nature’s history books all tell the same story June 10 2016
Townsville sector reefs continue to improve since Cyclone Yasi – latest monitoring report now available June 8 2016
The facts on Great Barrier Reef coral mortality June 3 2016
Virtual Reality meets marine science in 360⁰ June 1 2016
Better science, better management: Advances in coral genetic research to optimise reef management May 30 2016
ATSIMS students dive into marine science May 19 2016
AIMS northwest Australian coral bleaching update May 18 2016
Blinded by the light – tracking baby sea turtles May 18 2016
Coal shipping threat to Great Barrier Reef May 17 2016
Coral stress test found in the genes May 14 2016
AIMS GBR bleaching monitoring update April 29 2016
Scientists provide a clear view of the Great Barrier Reef’s murky waters April 28 2016
26 April: Promiscuity may help corals survive bleaching events April 26 2016
Western Australian reefs feel the heat from global bleaching event April 18 2016
15 April: AIMS and Chinese counterpart to establish Sino-Australian Centre for Healthy Coasts April 15 2016
05 April: Condition of Great Barrier Reef corals before the mass bleaching event in 2016 April 5 2016
National Coral Taskforce unleashes an armada of experts April 5 2016
Ten years of satellite data shows land management key to protecting the Reef April 5 2016
Great Barrier Reef no-take marine reserves protect much more than just the fish April 4 2016
Great Barrier Reef pollution controls ‘not sufficient’ according to leading scientists April 3 2016
AIMS takes coral bleaching to task March 31 2016
27 March: Shining a light on baby turtle travels March 27 2016
Where have the largest whale sharks gone? March 24 2016
Where have the largest whale sharks gone? March 24 2016
14 March: A horizon scan of marine animal movement ecology reveals most pressing research questions March 14 2016
National Coral Bleaching Taskforce puts plan into effect as bleaching intensifies March 14 2016
National Coral Bleaching Taskforce keeping a close watch on the Reef March 1 2016
19 February: Improving water security for Great Palm Island February 19 2016
Evolving coral reef conservation February 12 2016
Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage February 5 2016
03 February: Most vulnerable tropical reef fish identified in new study February 4 2016
2015
2015
Title Publish date
21 December: The GBR at your fingertips December 21 2015
17 December: Seen one reef, seen them all? Australian reefs reveal shared secrets December 17 2015
08 December: Latest field survey results show strong coral recovery in the southern reefs of the GBR December 8 2015
08 December: Latest field survey results show strong coral recovery in the southern reefs of the GBR December 8 2015
04 December: For the love of AIMS – Celebrating 20 years of volunteer service December 4 2015
SCUBA divers are helping researchers to monitor sharks December 4 2015
30 November: Timing is everything - SeaSim readies itself for the GBR's 2015 coral spawning event November 30 2015
26 November: Chasing “Amy” - A mission to uncover the possibilities of automated data collection November 26 2015
24 November: Genetics reveal extent of killer seastar population explosions November 24 2015
04 November: Prestigious “Bommies Award” recognises up-and-coming AIMS marine microbiologist November 4 2015
23 October: West Australian corals shed light on cause of marine heat waves October 23 2015
Early warning signs of widespread coral bleaching in 2016 October 13 2015
25 September: Coral recovery on the isolated reefs of the Keppel Islands September 25 2015
15 September: The secret to becoming an ocean giant September 15 2015
10 September: Postdoctoral award for former AIMS@JCU Student, Jean-Baptiste Raina September 10 2015
08 September: Coral bleaching – How much does ocean acidification contribute? September 7 2015
19 August: A fish's first "words" August 27 2015
11 August: "A Vision in Blue" - Ten year plan for science, helping drive Australia’s growing blue economy August 11 2015
03 August: Traditional topping out event marks milestone for new Indian Ocean marine research centre August 4 2015
04 August: Paul G. Allen supports coral reef research to reverse rapid decline August 4 2015
04 August: Paul G. Allen supports coral reef research to reverse rapid decline August 4 2015
07 July: Sharks on film! Global shark and ray survey begins at 400 reefs July 7 2015
07 July: Sharks on film! Global shark and ray survey begins at 400 reefs July 7 2015
02 July: Estuaries to oceans - Science and sustainability conference July 2 2015
26 June: Corals already have the genes to adapt to warmer oceans June 26 2015
26 June: Corals already have the genes to adapt to warmer oceans June 26 2015
21 May: Extreme flooding more frequent on the Great Barrier Reef: Evidence from coral core luminescence May 21 2015
30 April: Expedition to Ningaloo - Tiger shark studies aid conservation and human safety April 30 2015
17 April: Kimberley exploration - Scientific voyage to the deep sea April 17 2015
“Voyage of discovery” yields hotspot of diversity and new species April 10 2015
09 April: Roadmap to recovery for the world's reef fishes…where the magic number for fish is - one tonne April 9 2015
09 April: Roadmap to recovery for the world's reef fishes…where the magic number for fish is - one tonne April 9 2015
09 April: Roadmap to recovery for the world's reef fishes…where the magic number for fish is - one tonne April 9 2015
06 April: A window into the future reveals a grim reality for crustose coralline algae April 7 2015
27 March: Twice the coral trout in Great Barrier Reef protected zones March 27 2015
27 March: Twice the coral trout in Great Barrier Reef protected zones March 27 2015
25 March: Independent report brings together knowledge on dredging and disposal March 26 2015
25 March: The state of knowledge of dredging and disposal in the Great Barrier Reef March 25 2015
25 March: Independent report brings together knowledge on dredging and disposal March 25 2015
13 February: Unveiling the secrets of long-distance migration of tiger sharks February 13 2015
13 February: Unveiling the secrets of long-distance migration of tiger sharks February 13 2015
12 February: Crown of Thorns thriving as ocean temperatures rise February 12 2015
12 February: Crown of Thorns thriving as ocean temperatures rise February 12 2015
03 February: Assisted Evolution - Giving some hope for coral reef survival February 3 2015
03 February: Assisted Evolution - Giving some hope for coral reef survival February 2 2015
2014
2014
Title Publish date
Coral chemicals protect against warming oceans December 10 2014
The Triton that ate the Crown-of-Thorns December 4 2014
03 December: Do pufferfish hold their breath while inflated? December 3 2014
02 December: New AIMS dive boat set for spawning season December 2 2014
20 November: New ocean observing tower erected at Myrmidon Reef, Great Barrier Reef November 19 2014
17 November: How techniques for analysing smart phone data will help marine species November 17 2014
31 October: Spawning preparation underway in SeaSim October 31 2014
28 October: Sponges will thrive as many corals decline from ocean acidification October 28 2014
9 October: Inshore reefs of the GBR especially vulnerable to ocean acidification October 9 2014
9 October: Inshore reefs of the GBR especially vulnerable to ocean acidification October 9 2014
Estimating the diversity of life September 26 2014
24 September: Memorandum of Understanding for licensing of AIMS Bioresources Library to Griffith University September 24 2014
11 Sep: Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs September 11 2014
10 September: Postdoctoral award for former AIMS@JCU Student, Jean-Baptiste Raina September 9 2014
6 Sep: A lifeline of resilience for coral reefs September 6 2014
Threatened Species Day 2014 September 5 2014
8 August: Young marine scientists showcase their work in Townsville August 11 2014
30 July: SeaSim technician awarded QTA North Queensland 'Apprentice of the Year' July 30 2014
28 July: Global study shows that healthy rivers help create healthy reefs July 28 2014
17 July: New study links dredging to diseased corals July 17 2014
Sharks increase reef resilience July 9 2014
Indigenous students learn about a marine science future June 11 2014
27 May: Abundance as important as rarity for biodiversity May 27 2014
Ocean Acidification robs reef fish of their fear of predators April 14 2014
Ocean Acidification robs reef fish of their fear of predators April 14 2014
Ocean prize for 'assisted' coral evolution April 10 2014
Early victims of ocean acidification could go extinct this century April 5 2014
1 April: Corals don't lie: centuries of rising sea levels and temperature data revealed April 1 2014
AIMS and partners win smart IT award for unifying scientific monitoring with images March 7 2014
17 Feb 2014: AIMS partners with Shell and INPEX to help protect against oil spills February 17 2014
'Hidden' and new species of coral identified by AIMS scientists January 20 2014
Drug potential from Great Barrier Reef sea sponges ready for commercial development January 11 2014
2009
2009
Title Publish date
AIMS CEO reappointment December 20 2009
AIMS researcher wins prestigious national award December 16 2009
$48 billion marine industries worth more than agriculture December 8 2009
Massive corals help unlock climate change secrets in Western Australia December 3 2009
Shark mothers provide critical life support for newborn pups November 9 2009
Shark mothers provide critical life support for newborn pups October 21 2009
AIMS nails top national health and safety award October 9 2009
Minister Garrett announces multimillion - dollar boost to CReefs September 29 2009
Research reveals cyclone's ravages on the Reef August 20 2009
Seven wonders listing a natural for the GBR July 22 2009
$55M Boost to tropical marine science July 1 2009
Coral reefs, seaweed June 2 2009
Search for female whale sharks May 22 2009
New leader for AIMS WA May 19 2009
Tropical marine science gets $55 million budget boost May 13 2009
CReefs marine science project inspiring BHP Billiton staff May 8 2009
Baby fish shaped by mothers' stress April 16 2009
Research shows herbicides a concern to Reef April 9 2009
Tropical sponges April 9 2009
Reef shark movements at Ningaloo Reef April 7 2009
Support builds for automated reef watch April 7 2009
UWA and AIMS provide $2 million boost for WA marine science March 26 2009
Reef shark movements at Ningaloo Reef March 26 2009
Setting direction for $38B marine industry March 17 2009
Marine pollution expert heads AIMS in Darwin March 2 2009
Coral disease found to have similar MO to cholera February 25 2009
Stars of the sea falling to human-induced perils February 24 2009
New program monitors climate change on Ningaloo coral and fish February 2 2009
Hard core data shows 14 per cent drop in coral growth on GBR since 1990 January 2 2009
2008
2008
Title Publish date
Broad-ranging book shows how coral bleaching is shaping the future of coral reefs December 4 2008
AIMS Index values marine industries at $38 billion and rising fast November 25 2008
Scientists Report Major Steps towards 1st Census of Marine Life November 10 2008
Urgent action on international coral reef crisis November 10 2008
New AIMS facility will help scientists show why life is a symbiosis October 2 2008
Fishy future written in the genes September 30 2008
Multiple threats to coral biodiversity lend urgency to scientific inventory of life on Australia's famous reefs September 19 2008
Warmer seas likely to promote coral disease August 22 2008
Sea sponges and their microbes hit the wall at 33 degrees August 21 2008
Harnessing good bacteria to move rock lobster aquaculture forward August 18 2008
Researchers look to microbes for clues to climate change and future energy August 13 2008
Climate zones shift south as Australia's northern oceans warm August 7 2008
World leading Australian research to save the Great Barrier Reef from climate change July 25 2008
GBR protected from crown-of-thorns attacks by no-take zones July 22 2008
Devastating coral disease may have bacterial cause June 24 2008
Protected fish stage a comeback June 24 2008
Third wave of crown-of-thorns fading away June 17 2008
AIMS chief heads up Census of Marine Life governing body June 3 2008
Automated tool to aid decision making for sea cage aquaculture managers May 21 2008
Digital Skin to cover Great Barrier Reef May 9 2008
Unlucky reef shark leads researchers to better understanding April 17 2008
Baseline environmental study of WA's Scott Reef April 10 2008
First Australian CReefs expedition underway this week March 31 2008
Corals in the Keppel Is region form new heat-beating partnerships March 20 2008
Reef fish lose their way as environment turns hostile March 7 2008
Media alert - Ocean Acidification workshop March 6 2008
Slowed coral growth on the GBR March 5 2008