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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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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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05 Apr 2016
Fishing for the future of coral reefs

Fishing for the future of coral reefs

New science-based fishery regulations are needed if coral reefs are to have a future in the face of climate change. An international team, led by ARC Centre of Excellence for Co...

05 Apr 2016
National Coral Taskforce unleashes an armada of experts

National Coral Taskforce unleashes an armada of experts

After months of careful planning, 300 Australian coral reef researchers have launched a small flotilla of research vessels, each one filled to the gills with highly trained experts...

02 Apr 2016
Crafting a sustainable future for humanity

Crafting a sustainable future for humanity

Global efforts to protect the planet will fail unless we take concepts like equality and wellbeing into account, according to a new paper published today in the journal Science. ...

29 Mar 2016
Coral Bleaching Taskforce documents most severe bleaching on record

Coral Bleaching Taskforce documents most severe bleaching on record

Aerial surveys of more than 500 coral reefs from Cairns to Papua New Guinea reveal that the most pristine section of the Great Barrier Reef is currently experiencing the worst, mas...

21 Mar 2016
Scientist witnesses severe coral bleaching

Scientist witnesses severe coral bleaching

James Cook University scientists have described scenes of widespread damage as coral bleaching extends its reach in the northern Great Barrier Reef. Senior Research Fellow, Dr J...

14 Mar 2016
National Coral Taskforce puts plan into effect as bleaching intensifies

National Coral Taskforce puts plan into effect as bleaching intensifies

Coral bleaching due to global warming has continued to worsen in the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) over the past two weeks, even as cooler weather has brought significant repri...

08 Mar 2016
Shark babies remain strong despite ocean acidification

Shark babies remain strong despite ocean acidification

An Australian study published today has found that certain baby sharks are able to cope with the level of ocean acidification predicted for the end of this century. Dr. Jodie Ru...

01 Mar 2016
National Coral Bleaching Taskforce keeping a close watch on the Reef

National Coral Bleaching Taskforce keeping a close watch on the Reef

Minor, but widespread, reports of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef are being closely watched by the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce, which is concerned about current tr...

23 Feb 2016
Reef sharks prefer bite-size meals

Reef sharks prefer bite-size meals

Sharks have a reputation for having voracious appetites, but a new study shows that most coral reef sharks eat prey that are smaller than a cheeseburger. Lead author, Dr Ashley ...

20 Feb 2016
Ocean acidification causes deformities in young coral skeletons

Ocean acidification causes deformities in young coral skeletons

Ocean acidification could lead to smaller, more porous and malformed skeletons in coral recruits by 2100 say a team of scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef S...

17 Feb 2016
Why do fishers fish?

Why do fishers fish?

To effectively manage fisheries worldwide, we first need to understand exactly why people fish. And the reasons are many. In Australia, 96% of recreational fishers cited a conne...

05 Feb 2016
Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage

Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage

A pioneering new study shows that the rate fish are captured by predators can double when boats are motoring nearby. Professor Mark McCormick of the ARC Centre of Excellence for...

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James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

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