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Jumping snails leap over global warming

Snails in the Great Barrier Reef literally jump for their life to avoid predators. But will they be able to maintain these life-saving jumps, with rising sea temperatures? A new study, to be presented at ...

Jul 04, 2013 4 / 5 (4) 2

How coral cures your ills

Next time you successfully fight off a nasty infection, give thanks to the Great Barrier Reef. A dramatic discovery by an Australian team of scientists has revealed that the ability of humans to resist bacterial ...

Jul 01, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Parasitised fish pick sides

(Phys.org) —Fish with parasites attached to their heads have a stronger preference for left or right when facing a T-intersection, giving them an edge when it comes to escaping predators, research from ...

Jun 03, 2013 not rated yet 0

Deep refuges 'can help save our reefs'

(Phys.org) —Marine scientists from Australia and the USA today called for global efforts to protect deeper coral reefs as insurance against the widespread destruction of shallow reefs and their fish stocks now taking place ...

May 30, 2013 4 / 5 (1) 0

Remote reefs can be tougher than they look

(Phys.org) —Isolated coral reefs can recover from catastrophic damage as effectively as those with nearby undisturbed neighbours, a long-term study by marine biologists from the Australian Institute of Marine ...

Apr 04, 2013 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast