Mantis shrimps could show us the way to a better DVD
(PhysOrg.com) -- The remarkable eyes of a marine crustacean could inspire the next generation of DVD and CD players, according to a new study from the University of Bristol published today in Nature Photonics.
How the Great Barrier Reef survived colder temperatures
The Great Barrier Reef grew during the last ice age, even though the water temperatures were four to five degrees colder than today, a team of international scientists has found.
New biodiversity study throws out controversial scientific theory
Researchers have today released ground-breaking findings that dismiss the 'Neutral Theory of Biodiversity'. The theory has dominated biodiversity research for the past decade, and been advocated as a tool ...
Study shows jellyfish blooms can be predicted by calm trade winds
More coral babies staying at home on future reefs
It seems that coral reefs are experiencing something their human counterparts have been for years – a shrinking "empty nest" syndrome.
Devil in disguise: A small coral-eating worm may mean big trouble for reefs
New research from the University of Southampton has identified a coral-eating flatworm as a potential threat for coral reefs.
Groundbreaking deepwater fossil study reveals reef's past and future
(Phys.org) —Many people look back at their time on the Great Barrier Reef by viewing holiday snaps. Scientists have taken an even longer look back at the Great Barrier Reef via another image caught in time - deepwater fossils ...
Study finds coral reefs under even greater threat
In a landmark study, scientists at The University of Queensland (UQ) have simulated future ocean conditions and found climate change will jeopardise the future of coral reefs.
Scientists call for global action on coral reefs
Urgent cuts in carbon emissions are needed if Caribbean coral reefs are to survive past the end of the century, scientists have warned.
Scientists uncover secrets of starfish's bizarre feeding mechanism
Scientists have identified a molecule that enables starfish to carry out one of the most remarkable forms of feeding in the natural world.
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 ...
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 ...
Scientists create new maps depicting potential worldwide coral bleaching by 2056
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 ...
Tiny reef speedster challenges tuna in the ocean sprint
(Phys.org)—Tiny coral reef wrasses can swim as fast as some of the swiftest fish in the ocean – but using only half as much energy to do so, Australian scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found.