How coral pick the right dinoflagellates
Researchers explore a delicate marine partnership.
The architecture of coral reefs is built on the symbiotic relationship between the coral and various species of singl...
Some corals flourish, even in the dark
Study suggests depth doesn’t stop them growing.
Deep sea corals may not be as inhibited by a lack of light as scientists had assumed. New research led by the Univ...
This shark often goes deep for a feed
Great white’s choice of diet surprises scientists.
The dorsal fin above water causes the average Australian’s heart to flutter, but the great white shark (Carcharodon c...
When naughty fish get the food
Disorder in the shoal may reap rewards for some.
An element of unruly adventure helps some fish in the quest for a feed, new research suggests, which may explain why ...
Sea snakes have to change to keep seeing
They’ve been evolving for 15 million years, study shows.
Sea snakes have been evolving ever since they entered the marine environment 15 million years ago to survive in chang...
Marine migrations and ecosystem disruption
Warming waters penetrate the ocean’s depths.
Our warming planet is dislocating all manner of species as they travel poleward in search of cooler temperatures, and...
When bleaching means colour
It’s a sign coral is fighting back, researchers suggest.
Why do some corals exhibit dazzling colours rather than actually turning white when they suffer what we refer to as c...
Destructive starfish is delicious to some
Research reveals potential for fish to save the reef.
Crown-of-thorns starfish, the scourge of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, may have more natural predators than we thou...
Marine life struggling to breathe free
Study highlights another impact of global warming.
Studies off the west coast of North America add to a growing body of evidence that the ability to breathe will shift ...
Boosting coral heat resistance
Assisted algal adaptation may help fight bleaching.
Australian scientists may have found a way to help corals become more tolerant to warmer waters by fast-tracking heat...
For coral reefs, more is less
Increases in big fish could lead to ecosystem collapse.
The story of coral reef bleaching ramifications continues to unfold with an international study revealing the long-te...
Seafood to die for
These fish use their spines to fight off seals.
For most of us, that’s a question about money. But what if the cost were actual pain, injury and death? For some seal...