coral bleaching


A technique developed by UNSW Sydney marine biologists promises to efficiently identify which of Australia’s soft coral species are most vulnerable to global warming.


Marine heatwaves have caused coral bleaching in one of the most isolated ecosystems in the world.

coral reef

For the first time, researchers have uncovered the mechanism that explains why some reefs are able to withstand high ocean temperatures and avoid destructive coral bleaching.


A luminous kind of sea creature in the guise of a piece of public furniture has washed up on the water’s edge at Walsh Bay for Sydney's Vivid Festival.

Bleached Staghorn Coral

There is indisputable evidence that climate change is harming the reef, write Andrew King, David Karoly, Mitchell Black, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.

coral bleaching

Coral bleaching is the 'canary in the coal mine' and suggests the present rate of climate change is too fast for many species to adapt, write Katrin Meissner and Kaitlin Alexander.