The severe and repeated bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef has not only damaged corals, it has reduced the reef’s ability to recover.
Scientists are continuing to call for urgent climate change action as a new study reveals the extent of the damage wrought by the 2016 bleaching event.
Is the planet’s worst environmental catastrophe already underway in the waters off the Queensland coast? Australian Geographic investigates the future of the Great Barrier Reef.
Large-scale larval resettlement, a new technique developed by scientists to restore damaged patches of the reef, has shown early signs of success, however they say this isn’t the solution to all the reefs problems.
Scientists from the Sea-quence Project have applied the same technology used in human genome sequencing to coral genome sequencing, producing spectacular results.
While these spectacularly coloured marine creatures are renowned for their good looks, few people are aware of the important ways they protect our coral reefs.
Scientists say that the new discovery enhances our understanding of the lifecycle of coral, from seasonal growth rates to the time of reproduction.
Large colonies of hard, reef-building coral on the Great Barrier Reef have been found producing small white eggs, which, come time for the annual spawning, scientists hope will turn into coral larvae.