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Browse: Corals Have the Genes to Adapt to Warmer Oceans Browse: Breeding Program Takes Pressure off Coral Reefs
Browse: Coral Buffers Itself from Ocean Acidification Browse: Coral Cores Reveal Increasing Severity of Climate Events
Cores taken from the most southerly reefs off the coast of Western Australia have provided a 215-year history of sea levels, sea surface temperatures and ocean currents.
Browse: Corals Reveal Pacific Cycles
The pattern of ocean temperatures known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) has been detected in corals from the mouth of Queensland’s Fitzroy River.
Browse: Dead coral spells trouble: fish ‘don’t smell danger’
Dead coral is affecting chemical alarm cues, which could be the death of fish too, a new study shows.
Browse: Sharks More Abundant on Healthy Coral Reefs
Goldtail damselfish. Credit: Mary Bonin
Feature: A Reef Too Far?
Coral reefs are being subjected to more disturbances than ever before, but a new study has surprisingly found that reef fish can benefit from habitat fragmentation.
Some reef fish require large table corals to conceal them.
Feature: Shade & Light
Climate change is reducing the complexity of coral reefs, with implications for the reef fish that require large table corals to conceal them from predators, prey, and even ultraviolet light.
A remote-operated vehicle explores the deep reef. © Catlin Seaview Survey
Feature: Deep Impact
The shallow reefs of the Great Barrier Reef are under stress, with a recent report estimating that half of the coral cover has been lost within the past three decades. However, scientists are now discovering healthy coral communities lying in deeper waters adjacent to these disturbed areas. Could these deep reefs hold the key to the survival of the Great Barrier Reef?
Browse: Mixed News for the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is suffering the effects of overfishing, but progress is being made to curb the threat of herbicide run-off, according to two studies released in the same week.
Browse: Coral Babies Won’t Disperse from Warm Reefs
Browse: Reef Survived Last Ice Age Browse: Corals Eat Plastic
Cool Careers: Chronology from the Depths
Aimee Komugabe has abandoned a career in finance to examine deep water corals for evidence of climate change 4000 years ago.
Online Feature: Two degrees is too much for most coral reefs
A modelling study by an international collaboration of scientists has concluded that increasing global temperatures to 2 degrees above pre-industrial global temperatures will be too hot for two-thirds of the world's corals.