Damselfishes on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, including species used by the researchers in their study. Credit: Simon Gingins Double-Checking the Science on the Effects of Ocean Acidification Sometimes it helps to check the facts. You may be surprised by what you find. Over the last decade, several high-profile […]

IUCN Climate change and nutrient pollution are driving the oxygen from our oceans, and threatening many species of fish. That’s the conclusion of the biggest study of its kind, undertaken by conservation group IUCN. While nutrient run-off has been known for decades, researchers say that climate change is making the […]

Parrotfish numbers rise as reef quality decreases. Credit: Kendall Clements Researchers find familiar species pave the way for coral regrowth. In contrast to most other species, reef-dwelling parrotfish populations boom in the wake of severe coral bleaching. The surprise finding came when researchers led by Perth-based Dr. Brett Taylor of […]