Sydney coral recovery is nature’s warning shot

Sep. 6, 2016 by

Our work with UTS monitoring Sydney Harbour’s temperate corals has found widespread recovery from the bleaching reported in April in response to cooler waters. Ongoing demography and physiological studies of the Sydney Harbour corals are providing much-needed information about how

Unravelling the mysteries of the ocean… with 3D scanning

Apr. 8, 2016 by

Kyle Zawada’s Ph.D. work on 3D scanning corals has been highlighted in a press release by Creaform. Kyle has spent much of the last two months at the Natural History Museum in London scanning coral skeletons from the collection there.

‘Twilight zone’ fish swim silently with forked tails

Jan. 20, 2016 by

An international team of researchers has identified a way to predict which reef fish can live across a greater range of depths, increasing their chances of surviving natural disasters such as cyclones and coral bleaching. Study lead author, Dr Tom

Robotic torpedoes help map our corals

May. 25, 2015 by

Robotic torpedoes help map our corals on Great Barrier Reef [link]

Global change pushing reef fishes towards their energetic limits

Jun. 18, 2014 by

A new study suggests that reef fish species may be hitting a ‘glass ceiling’ as water temperatures raise while reef predators receive substantial energy subsides from sources outside the reefs. An international team of researchers led by scientists at Macquarie

Daily grind shapes coral death

Jun. 4, 2014 by

The corals that build spectacular structures, like the Great Barrier Reef, can be killed in many different ways. Over the past few decades, the focus has been on extreme and rare events, such as tropical cyclones, thermal bleaching and outbreaks

Taking over the oceans: adult fish characteristics predict a species’ dispersal

Sep. 26, 2013 by

As fish disperse to find new habitats, scientists have developed a new model to judge a species’ success in colonising new places. The study, published this week on PNAS (open access), has shown some surprising results, suggesting that success can