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Almost all corals face catastrophic bleaching
Wed, 2 Feb 2022
Alarming new research shows global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels will be catastrophic for almost all coral reefs – including those once thought of as refuges.

Crazy ants kill small rainforest skinks
Fri, 28 Jan 2022
Yellow crazy ants are a disaster for some of Australia’s unique skink species – with new James Cook University research revealing the invasive ants are killing the reptiles.

The future for sharks: adapt, move or die
Fri, 21 Jan 2022
A new study suggests sharks will need to adapt, move or die as climate change could soon render their nurseries uninhabitable.

Seagrass data mapped
Fri, 26 Nov 2021
Seagrass meadows are vital to the health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) - and now JCU scientists have analysed more than 35 years of data on seagrass and produced a map planners can use to help protect the Reef.

Coral identity crisis
Thu, 18 Nov 2021
Researchers have found a new way to distinguish and identify coral species—providing crucial information to help manage coral reefs in a warming world.

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