• Reefer madness

    Diane Nazaroff     |      October 11, 2021

    Artificial reefs are helping the East Australian Current deliver a conveyor belt of food to a ‘wall of mouths’ of baitfish, with benefits for recreational fishers as well as the environment. Now UNSW scientists have uncovered why artificial reefs attract more small foraging fish than natural reefs.

  • Coral bleaching is caused by more than just heat

    Open Forum     |      October 2, 2019

    Analysis of reef damage in the Indo-Pacific during the 2016 El Nino reveals that several different stressors influence bleaching rather than just additional heat.

  • Climate change will create strange bedfellows on deep ocean reefs

    Open Forum     |      September 29, 2018

    By 2060, deep ocean reefs in the cooler waters off south eastern Australia are likely to be substantially different, becoming more tropical in response to climate driven ocean warming.

  • Investing in coral reefs could protect global communities

    Open Forum     |      June 17, 2018

    Coastal development and climate change are increasing the risk of flooding for communities across the globe.  Unfortunately, the coral reefs which provide a first line of defense to countries around the world are being rapidly degraded.