Historic coral collapse on Great Barrier Reef

Australian marine scientists have unearthed evidence of an historic coral collapse in Queensland's Palm Islands following development on the nearby mainland.

The sad tale of the urban frog

In the battle for survival, the impact of climate change may tip the balance against Australia's dwindling urban frog populations.

Climate is changing the Great Barrier Reef

Satellite measurement of sea surface temperatures has yielded clear evidence of major changes taking place in the waters of Australia's Great Barrier Reef over the past 25 years, marine scientists have found.

Replacing lost environments - a devil's pact?

(Phys.org) -- With up to a billion hectares of wilderness likely to be cleared to feed the world in the coming half century and an area the size of China devoured by cities, leading environmental scientists are urging caution ...

Eddies drive section of thermohaline circulation

(Phys.org) -- Giant currents that traverse the world’s oceans may not be as stable as previously thought after researchers found a branch of one of these global currents was powered and steered entirely by eddies, one ...

Caribbean wins the seaweed Olympics

A new study finds that Caribbean seaweeds are far better competitors than their equivalents in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. But this triumph is bad news for Caribbean coral reefs.

Scientists mobilize as bleaching resumes on Great Barrier Reef

Coral researchers are remobilising to conduct aerial and underwater surveys along the Great Barrier Reef and elsewhere in Australia as coral bleaching reappears for the second year in a row. The decision coincides with the ...

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