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The Conversation

28 May 2013

When the Great Barrier Reef was first placed on the World Heritage List in 1981, it was recognised as being home to a huge diversity of species, many of them threatened. Conserving the reef’s habitats would therefore be a great way to protect many different species all at the same time.

The Guardian

12 February 2015

The survival chances of crown-of-thorns starfish increase by as much as 240% if sea-surface temperatures rise 2C, say Australian researchers.

09 December 2014

In a world first study researchers have found a coral-eating fish that disguises its smell to hide from predators.

The Sydney Morning Herald

16 December 2014

It perhaps may not have thrilled the female of the coral species but marine biologists are excited by a spectacular marine event that saw the majority of Great Barrier Reef coral spawn in less than two hours last week. Read more

Scientific American

December 12 2014


20 November 2014

Despite increasing pressures from fishing and greater stresses on the Great Barrier Reef, coral trout fish numbers have increased by 50% since the 1980s. So what’s the secret? Anja Taylor takes a dive to investigate how marine parks, take and no take zones are helping to replenish fish stocks. Watch and read more


ABC News

18 November 2014

Marine researchers have been using the annual spawning event on the Great Barrier Reef to test for the effects of dredge spoil and pesticides on coral reproduction.

Cairns Post

10 November 2014

A MARINE “lost world” has been found in the Torres Strait with dozens of coral species never before identified in the region, including some new to Australian waters.

Cairns Post

06 November 2014

SCIENTISTS have found a novel way of ensuring infectious diseases do not cross Australia’s northern borders – with beer.


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