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Great Barrier Reef Is Shrinking
2012-10-02 07:58:43

According to new research from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS ), the Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral cover in the last 27 years.

2012-08-02 16:45:33

Widespread skin cancer has been identified for the first time in wild marine fish populations, new research has shown.

2012-05-08 10:50:05

Jobs, livelihoods and ecotourism industries can benefit from having a diverse supply of weed-eating fish on the world’s coral reefs.

2012-01-20 11:45:08

Recent experiments conducted at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) produced striking results, showing for the first time that corals hosting a single type of “zooxanthellae” can have different levels of thermal tolerance – a feature that was only known previously for corals with a mix of zooxanthellae.

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2011-05-02 14:20:00

According to a new study released Monday by researchers in Australia, a single reef shark can be worth about two million dollars in tourism revenue over its lifetime.

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2010-07-06 10:52:40

At first glance it may seem like a good idea to be a fish living the quiet life on a small and isolated reef.

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2009-01-02 13:35:00

Scientists said on Thursday that coral growth in Australia's Great Barrier Reef has fallen to its lowest rate for 400 years, in a troubling sign for the world's oceans.

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2008-11-17 14:25:00

A marine biology crew has managed to record a whale shark - the world's biggest fish - expelling food waste, which was then scooped up for research.

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2008-10-01 10:48:29

The roadmap to the future of the gorgeously-decorated fish which throng Australia’s coral reefs and help earn the nation $5 billion a year from tourism may well be written in their genes.

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2008-07-21 14:20:00

No-take marine reserves where fishing is banned can have benefits that extend beyond the exploited fishes they are specifically designed to protect, according to new evidence from Australia's Great Barrier Reef reported in the July 22nd issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication.


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