Bleaching can hamper reproduction and recovery in corals

Bleaching can suppress reproduction in a common coral species found in the Great Barrier Reef, hampering future reef replenishment, new research led by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and James Cook University (JCU) has identified. The research on populations of a branching stony coral (Acropora millepora) in Woppaburra sea Country of the Keppel […]

Pause in recent coral recovery on much of Great Barrier Reef

In-water monitoring by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) shows hard coral cover across the Great Barrier Reef remains at similar levels to that recorded in 2022, with small decreases in the Northern, Central and Southern regions. Published on (Wednesday 9 August), AIMS’ Annual Summary Report on Coral Reef Condition for 2022/23 found that […]

GCRMN presentation at New Colombo Plan (NCP) momentum event

The work of the GCRMN and the Status of Coral Reefs of the World 2020 report were presented by GCRMN’s Global Coordinator, Dr David Souter, at a New Colombo Plan (NCP) Momentum event, held at the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville, Australia, on August 5. The New Colombo Plan is an initiative of the Australian Government which […]