The Australian government has said it plans to establish the world's biggest marine protection zone to safeguard a huge swathe of the Coral Sea, a biodiversity hotspot brimming with life.
Australian scientists mapping the Great Barrier Reef will broadcast their findings in partnership with Google, emulating its "Street View" to spotlight the impact of climate change.
Furious tourism operators on the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday threatened legal action after approval was given to dump of up to three million cubic metres of dredge waste in park waters.
Australian scientists have thrown new light on the mechanism behind the mass death of corals worldwide as the Earth's climate warms.
The Dead Sea, Vietnam's Halong Bay and Australia's Great Barrier Reef are among 28 contenders to be crowned among the world's new seven wonders of nature on Friday.
Research into reef fish species diversity will provide conservationists with new information to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
Scientists have identified a molecule that enables starfish to carry out one of the most remarkable forms of feeding in the natural world.
New maps by scientists with NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies show how rising sea temperatures are likely to affect all coral reefs in the form of annual coral bleaching events under different ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tropical sea cucumbers could play a key role in saving coral reefs from the devastating effects of climate change, say scientists at One Tree Island, the University of Sydney's research station on the Great ...