New research involving CRISPR technology has furthered our understanding of corals' gene functions. Specifically, it has revealed a mechanism underpinning how corals withstand heat stress.
There are fundamental knowledge gaps around coral in the Great Barrier Reef, including how many species live there and where they're found. Our new study finally starts to fill those gaps.
They're more used to taking visitors to the reefs, but COVID-19 gave tour operators time to help check the condition of the corals. What they found doesn't bode well.
While most corals turn ghostly white when they bleach, some turn neon purple. Scientists were baffled – until now.
Future extremes from the Indian Ocean will be acting on top of global warming, giving a double whammy effect, like the record-breaking heat and drought we saw in 2019.
White's seahorse in Sydney uses seahorse hotels as temporary residence while their natural habitats recover.
Few feel the pain of the Great Barrier Reef's decline more acutely than the scientists trying to save it. Ahead of a UN climate summit, two researchers write of their grief, and hope.
How super is a super coral? And what are they super at? Protecting our coral reefs means we need to find out.
In the days before scuba technology, the celebrated photographer sought to capture the beauty of the reef by placing corals in an aquarium and shooting them. But under stress, they released algae.
Corals, mangroves and seagrass habitats have been affected by extreme weather events, and some may never recover.
Severe coral bleaching may have been the crucial factor in bringing home the reality of climate change for many people.
El Niño events can affect millions of people around the world, causing drought in Australia and floods in the Americas.
After repeated bleaching in 2016 and 2017 corals on the Great Barrier Reef are producing far fewer offspring.
As the mid-winter break draws crowds to beaches, tourists may be wondering if their sunscreen is toxic to coral reefs.
Despite bans around the world, there's no empirical evidence sunscreens cause coral bleaching.
A look at new research published in 2018 on fossa, deepsea corals and tropical frogs developing resistance to a deadly fungus.
Field samples, satellite measurements and isotopic data have shed new light on corals' eating habits.
Researching the most resilient corals could help us find ways to better protect reefs in the future.
Coral reefs are in crisis around the world, and may disappear entirely. 3D printing is a new idea to help them – but it won't be a cure all.
Scientists have used 'tree rings' in coral to identify centuries of stress.