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Coral Bleaching

There are roughly 400 species of corals on the Great Barrier Reef, and most of them have a symbiotic relationship with zooxanthellae algae – a …

Coral bleaching and the Great Barrier Reef – ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Climate change and coral bleaching<p>Globally, our climate is undergoing fundamental shifts, both in changing average weather conditions and the …

Coral bleaching

As the climate changes, coral bleaching is predicted to become more frequent and severe. Sea temperature increases and coral stress from other …

Home - GBRMPA

Features<p>The Government’s Response will ensure the Authority is best placed to continue its important work with reef users, business, research, and …

Australia's Great Natural Wonder

Welcome to the Great Barrier Reef <br>A world heritage listed, natural inspiration.<p>One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier …

Great Barrier Reef

Ways to Help Coral Reefs

10 Easy Steps to Help Protect Coral Reefs<p>Do you want to make a difference every day? Want to learn about simple, effective actions you can take to …

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef under Threat

Unsustainable development alongside the Great Barrier Reef could cause severe damage to one of Earth’s most important marine environmental systems, …

Great Barrier Reef

Reef Health Update - February 2017

Reef health update

24 February 2017 - ​Spot checks reveal further coral bleaching<p>Spot checks conducted by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority between Cairns …

What is coral bleaching?

Warmer water temperatures can result in coral bleaching. When water is too warm, corals will expel the algae (zooxanthellae) living in their tissues …

Coral Bleaching, Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef 2016 (short version)

Coral bleaching on the Reef

The Reef is renowned for the beauty and diversity of its vibrant corals. The dazzling array attracts tourists from all over the world. But climate …

7 reasons why we need to act now to #SaveOurOcean

29 Mar 2017<p>The oceans have it all: from microscopic life to the largest animal that has ever lived on Earth, from the colourless to the shimmering, …

Agriculture

Coral Reefs Threatened as Global Bleaching Intensifies

There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress …

Global Warming

The four-year, round-the-world quest to map ocean health and study Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

The health of the world's oceans appears to be deteriorating, scientists say, and Queenslanders are witnessing it first-hand.<p>The Ocean Mapping …

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef marina development: Documents reveal GBRMPA had concerns over $600m Great Keppel Island resort

Documents obtained by the ABC under Freedom of Information reveal that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) identified serious …

Q&A: Why It's Important to Protect a Vast Marine Monument

Ocean scientist Elliott Norse says the Pacific remote islands deserve the new protection announced by the White House.<p>On Wednesday night, the White House announced that it is expanding an existing marine monument around seven U.S.-controlled islands and atolls in the central Pacific, making it the …

Great Barrier Reef Coral Growth Rate Falls by 40% in 40 Years 'Due to Ocean Acidification'

The growth rate of coral in Australia's Great Barrier Reef is being "hammered" by ocean acidification caused by human activity, scientists have …

On Wildlife Conservation Day, Protect Climate Refuges to Help Corals

Changing Planet<p>This year Wildlife Conservation Day, December 4, arrives as we have just completed the once-a-decade World Parks Congress. Thousands of representatives from the global conservation community – from academics and NGO staff to policy makers and agency representatives – gathered in …

As Oceans Heat Up, a Race to Save World's Coral Reefs

Will efforts to save corals be overwhelmed by the quickening pace of climate change?<p>MIAMI—Early one December morning, Chris Langdon, a biological oceanographer at the University of Miami, zipped up his wet suit and dropped overboard just off Key Largo to inspect a section of Florida's ailing coral …

Global Warming

Prime Minister announces extra $100 million for Great Barrier Reef protection

"We are utterly committed as an entire nation to the protection of the Great Barrier Reef," Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in a media conference on …

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef: Government releases Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan

The Federal and Queensland governments have together released the final version of the long-term plan for the Great Barrier Reef.<p>The Reef 2050 …

Great Barrier Reef

Coral reefs face bleaching events on a global scale

A new report, released by the <i>National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration</i> (<i>NOAA</i>), has warned that the severe levels of coral bleaching witnessed …

Global Warming

Protect the Reef, Protect Ourselves

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>I was certain that the photos of magenta, green and golden corals, crinoids, anemones and fish in the dive boat brochures had been enhanced. No <i>actual</i> coral reefs looked that exquisite in real life, did they? I prepped my camera and donned my dive gear. As my dive buddy and I …

More than 1000km of the Great Barrier Reef has bleached

ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S most important natural assets, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), is being affected by the worst ever bleaching in its history, amid …

Global Warming

Oil Spills and Corals Don’t Mix

Changing Planet<p>by: Anna Kulow<p>Like tropical rainforests, coral reefs’ unparalleled biodiversity is of great economic and ecological importance. Among branching elkhorn coral and vibrantly-colored sponges is an ecosystem of macro- and microorganisms cycling nutrients, protecting shorelines, and …