The British overseas territory faces an environmental crisis.
The government's latest report to UNESCO on the Great Barrier Reef paints a rosy picture.
Plant-eating fish control the spread of seaweed and algae on coral reefs. New research explaining why populations of these fish vary from site to site could lead to better reef protection strategies.
Western Australia's super-corals are adapted to high temperatures, but even they didn't escape the recent bleaching event unscathed.
Months after record breaking coral bleaching, research teams are taking stock of the damage on the Great Barrier Reef.
Once upon a time dead coral was something to be celebrated on the Great Barrier Reef.
The marine reserves review has recommended major changes to the Coral Sea, but not for the better.
The oceans are filled with sounds produced by animals. However, a recent study shows that ocean sounds are diminishing due to nutrient pollution and ocean acidification.
Not all of the world's coral reefs are in dire straits. Reef fisheries tend to do better in areas with strong ownership rights, and where people are closely involved in managing their local reefs.
Could this new technology do for the microscopic marine world what the first telescopes did for the heavens above?
A new study provides insight into coral-dwelling microbial communities and how they react to pollution, overfishing, and climate change. What does it mean for the Great Barrier Reef?
A combination of factors – pollution, disease and overfishing – is harming corals but scientists have found clues to effective treatment by studying corals' microbiome.
The recent severe bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef has also affected anemones, which provide homes for clownfish.
Efforts to combat water pollution on the Great Barrier Reef aren't working, according to a new government report.
This summer's record-breaking coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef was made 175 times more likely thanks to climate change.
Right on cue, coral bleaching has struck the Great Barrier Reef, as the world's third mass bleaching event continues.
By artificially going 'back in time' to more alkaline ocean conditions, researchers have shown the damage that ocean acidification is already doing to the Great Barrier Reef.
Ocean acidification will hurt some parts of the Great Barrier Reef more than others.
Without action to curb the rising acidity of our seas, corals will start to develop deformed skeletons at a crucial young stage of their lives.
Scientists say they've answered a long-held question of Darwin's on why islands are so productive – an important step toward planning protections against the effects of climate change.