Friday, Oct 07, 2022

Great Barrier Reef


Using citizen science and artificial intelligence to help conserve the Great Barrier Reef

September 08, 2022 11:04 am

Researchers are leveraging citizen science and artificial intelligence to help Great Barrier Reef conservation efforts.

Great Barrier Reef suffers another mass bleaching event: What will it take for coral to survive?

March 31, 2022 2:17 pm

This is the first time the reef has bleached under the cooling conditions of the natural La Nina weather pattern, which shows just how strong the long-term warming trend of climate change is. Despite the cooling conditions, 2021 was one of the hottest years on record.

Rare blanket octopus spotted after 20 years in Australia

January 19, 2022 10:29 am

The rare marine mollusc, known for its extreme “sexual size dimorphism” was last sighted in 2002.

Australia’s Barrier Reef erupts in colour as corals spawn

November 25, 2021 11:04 am

Scientists on Tuesday night recorded the corals fertilising billions of offspring by casting sperm and eggs into the Pacific Ocean.

Little fluffy clouds may help save Australia's Great Barrier Reef

September 28, 2021 3:16 pm

Researchers use a turbine to spray microscopic particles to thicken existing clouds and reduce sunlight on the world's largest coral reef ecosystem.

UNESCO chides Australia over Great Barrier Reef proposal

July 18, 2021 6:36 pm

The committee, which is meeting both virtually and in the Chinese city of Fuzhou for the next two weeks, will consider the draft decision on Friday.

Great Barrier Reef should be listed as 'in danger', UN committee recommends

June 22, 2021 12:38 pm

Australia has for years been battling to keep the Great Barrier Reef, a major tourist attraction that supports thousands of jobs, off the "in danger" list, a step that could potentially lead towards its eventual removal as a World Heritage Site.

Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef more widespread than ever

April 08, 2020 3:26 pm

The Great Barrier Reef is made up of 2,900 separate reefs and 900 islands. It is unable to recover because there is not enough time between bleaching events.

Australia’s record heat has resulted in damage to large parts of the Great Barrier Reef

March 27, 2020 10:43 am

Water that is warmer than normal stresses the corals that create a reef, causing them to lose color and even become white. Corals that experience minor or moderate bleaching usually recover, but those that are severely bleached often die.

Explained: What causes coral bleaching at the Great Barrier Reef?

March 07, 2020 2:20 pm

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which spreads across a length of over 2,300 km, is home to about 3,000 coral reefs, 600 continental islands, 1,625 type of fish, 133 varieties of shark and rays and 600 types of soft and hard corals.