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.
The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble, and the upcoming election is our last chance to lock in plans to save it.
This summer's record-breaking coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef was made 175 times more likely thanks to climate change.
Sir David Attenborough has issued a call the save the Great Barrier Reef.
Warm seas are causing coral 'bleaching' in one of the world's biodiversity hotspots.
Banning fishing helps fish, but it also helps reef recover from cyclones, disease, and coral bleaching.
To fix pollution on the Great Barrier Reef, some farming practices will have to 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.
We're going to have to adapt to climate change, but some of the options on the table could do more harm than good if they destroy the ecosystems that protect us.
The Great Barrier Reef might get all the attention, but what about our western coral reefs? Warmer waters and human impacts mean these reefs are in trouble.
Africa has a number of excellent scuba diving sites, but these must be maintained sustainably to keep attracting different divers.
Corals are under threat from warming seas, and new research shows that even the toughest corals will suffer.
Many corals can't make it through the bleaching events caused by warming ocean waters. But some can – and scientists are trying to learn more about the sources of their resilience.