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People and ecosystems

Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.

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Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution

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Responding to a changing world

Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.

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Coral Reef Studies

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au

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🚨NEW PAPER🚨
Cleaner #fishes remove #parasites from other fishes but new study lead by @paulinenarvaez on Journal of Experimental Biology suggests they may also, um, SPREAD THEM?! 🤨
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Read the surprising findings from this study in the link below:
https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.244469
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#fish #wrasse #marinebio #marinebiology #coralreefs #science #ecology #experimental
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🚨 NEW PAPER🚨
New study in the journal PLoS one
reveals distinct hydrodynamic regimes on submerged pinnacles & emergent #coralreefs.
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PDF: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0273092
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#OA @jamescookuniversity #oceanography #marinescience #marinebio #science #fish #underwaterphotography
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🚨 NEW PAPER 🚨
Mayan tombs reveal new clues about the origin of reef fishes 🐠

Prof. David Bellwood & Dr Alexandre Siqueira joined an international team to untangle the biogeographic roots of modern reef fishes. #science #biogeography #coralreefs #fossils #marinebiology

Get the PDF here👇🏼
doi.org/10.1093/biosci…
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We continue celebrating our members’ success with @sueannwatson, finalist in the @qldmuseum 2022 Women in STEM Prize. Congrats Sue-Ann and all other finalists! #coralcoe

📸 @qldmuseum
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Happy #WorldOceanDay! 🪸🦈🐟
1 of the most pressing issues in ocean conservation is managing #fisheries sustainably.

In a new special report,
Dr. Brock Bergseth (@brock_my_boat)
writes about the drivers of overfishing and discusses available solutions.

Link: https://360info.org/overfishing-fix-needs-more-than-money/

📸 Serg Zhukov
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Happy #WorldEnvironmentDay !

Today we shine a light on those who dedicate their lives to study the environment & how we impact it.

#Coralreefs are at great risk mainly due to #climatechange. Help protect them by reducing greenhouse gas emissions because we have #onlyoneearth
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Curious what we were up to last year?
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We’re chuffed to announce the release of our latest Annual Report!
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Browse it now in the link in our bio. 🐠
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Congratulations to our Senior Research Fellow Dr. Georgina Gurney, who has received the 2022 Early Career Researcher Award by @icrs_2022

Way to go Georgie! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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In 2021 our ROV team joined forces with @ausmarineparks and @qldparks to survey the deep #coralreefs in the remote Coral Sea Marine Park.

This week we set sail to continue exploring the wonders of the Coral Sea. Stay tuned for exciting updates! #science #exploration #coralsea
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📣 NEW RELEASE 📣
The latest #CoralCoE Online Symposium
“Coral Reefs: Past, Present and Future” is now out on YouTube!

The symposium brought together scientists & managers from @coral.coe, @australianmarinescience, @worldfish and @gbrmarinepark to share the latest on coral reef research and to discuss past, present, and future directions to improve the management of coral reefs.

🎥 Watch it here: http://youtu.be/9FOzxNmorCI

#coralreefs #corals #reef #fish #science #marinescience #marinebiology #ocean #lovethereef #greatbarrierreef #oceanlife #marinebiologist #underwater #protectourplanet #protectouroceans
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🚨New paper underscores the need to better understand the physiology of endangered giant clams to steer conservation efforts effectively and protect this iconic species during a time of rapid ecological change 🌏.
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This paper is authored by @coral.coe and @museumoftropicalqueensland Senior Curator of Marine invertebrates Dr. Sue-Ann Watson and @nus_singapore Dr. Mei Lin Neo.
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🔗https://doi.org/10.1093/conphys/coab082
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#climatechange #clams #marinescience #coralreefs #CoralCoE
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ICYMI New study shows that gills develop faster in reef fishes than in any other fish studied to date. Gills are fully formed & functional before the embryos even hatch!
Nice work @teish_prescott! #Science #CoralCoE @rummerlab @rummerjodie

🔗 http://ow.ly/Sz4v50H3OXA
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Yesterday we bid farewell to Distinguished Professor Terry Hughes, who retired after a remarkable career. Prof. Hughes joined @jamescookuniversity in 1990, and for 15 years he was the Director of @coral.coe.
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Under his leadership, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies emerged as the leading research hub for coral reef science. During Prof. Hughes' tenure as our Centre's Director, more than 500 PhD students have successfully graduated and he has contributed to build an extensive network of coral reef scientists around the globe.
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We have no doubt that Prof. Hughes will continue to use his scientific expertise to help inform the management of coral reefs and we wish him well in his retirement. We'll miss you Terry!
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@coral.coe researchers recently surveyed some of the most remote reefs in the Coral Sea as part of an ongoing partnership with @ausmarineparks. Monitoring these reefs helps us identify ecological changes over time in this region.
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#biodiversity #marinebiodiversity #protectourearth #oceanconservation #coralsea #oceanminded #underwaterworld #naturelover #nobluenogreen #wildlife_perfection #naturaleza #underwaterphotography #scubaphoto #oceanphotography #uwphoto #uwpics #uw #mergulho #underwaterphotographer #uwphotography #underwaterlife #fish #australianwildlife #coralreefs #marinebiology
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The #GBR is made of >3,000 #reefs. After 5 mass #bleaching events since 1998, only 2% of reefs have escaped bleaching. 80% have bleached severely since 2016. #climatechange #COP26 @jamescookuniversity

🗞️https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/rapid-fire-climate-extremes-leave-the-great-barrier-reef-a-bleached-checkerboard

📔 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.10.046

📸 Morgan Pratchett
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Ever wonder why your favourite #fishing spot beats the rest? A new study led by #CoralCoE @jamescookuniversity's @renatomoraismineiro found these "sweet spots" are often driven by plankton & plankton-eating #fish! @patrick_smallhornwest

🗞️https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/plankton-eating-fish-drive-fishing-sweet-spots

📓https://plos.io/pbio-3001435

📸Emry Oxford
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James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au