Great Barrier Reef
Coral Reefs Are Increasingly Threatened by the One-Two Punch of Cyclones and Bleaching
But scientists are having a hard time illustrating these problems as shifting baselines continue to redefine what is considered normal for reef health.
Measuring the Continued Destruction of Coral in the Great Barrier Reef
Australian scientists now report that coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef has fallen sharply in all three sections of the reef for the first time in 35 years of continuous monitoring.
Corals Can Withstand Another Century of Climate Change
Heat-tolerant genes may spread through coral populations fast enough to give the marine creatures a tool to survive another 100 years of warming in our oceans.
Back-to-Back Bleaching Events May Have Wiped Out Half the Great Barrier Reef
Thirty percent of the coral system was wiped out by warming waters in 2016; another 20 percent died off this year.
Predicting How Sea Animals Will React to Climate Change
Such predictions could help fisheries prepare for the future.