Ocean acidification slowly damaging coral reefs
Ocean acidification slowly damaging coral reefs

Scientists have found that acidification in ocean can lead to disintegration of the coral reefs.

Coral growth rate dropped by 40pc since 1970's
Coral growth rate dropped by 40pc since 1970's

A new study has found that coral growth rates have plunged 40 percent in since the mid 1970s.

Great Barrier Reef under threat from water runoff

A new study has revealed that land management practices need to be improved in order to prevent unnecessary sediment runoff which is affecting the Great Barrier Reef (GRB), media reported Wednesday.

NASA satellites to help protect the Great Barrier Reef

Australian scientists are using images from NASA satellites to help protect the Great Barrier Reef - the world`s largest coral reef system - from polluted land run-off.

UNESCO warns Aus over dumping waste in Great Barrier Reef

UNESCO today threatened to list Australia`s Great Barrier Reef as a `World Heritage in Danger` site, for allowing the dumping of up to three million cubic metres of dredged sediment by Indian companies GVK and Adani Group.

UNESCO condemns dredge waste dumping in Barrier Reef waters

UNESCO on Thursday condemned a decision to allow the dumping of dredge waste in Great Barrier Reef waters and recommended the Australian marine park be considered for inclusion on the World Heritage in Danger list.

Powerful cyclone nears Australia`s Barrier Reef coast

A cyclone packing winds of up to 270 kilometers an hour swept towards Australia`s Great Barrier Reef coast on Friday.

Australia claims substantial progress on reef protection

Australia said that it had made substantial progress on the UN request for better protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the world heritage site should not be listed among "in danger".

Aus claims substantial progress on reef protection

Australia said that it had made substantial progress on the UN request for better protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the world heritage site should not be listed among "in danger".

Approved port expansion plans threaten existence of Great Barrier Reef

The government agency that oversees Australia`s Great Barrier Reef has given its nod to a plan to dump about 3 million cubic metres of dredged mud on the reef as part of a major coal port expansion , which conservationists say will endanger its fragile ecosystem.

Tour operators fume over Great Barrier Reef dumping plan

Furious tourism operators on the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday threatened legal action after approval was given to dump of up to three million cubic metres of dredge waste in park waters.

Coal port plan will kill Great Barrier Reef: Activists

Conservationists on Wednesday slammed Australia`s approval for an Indian firm to expand a major coal port on the Great Barrier Reef coast, warning it would hasten the natural wonder`s demise.

Fish larvae sniff their way back home

Reef fish larvae can smell the presence of coral reefs from as far as several kilometres offshore and use this odour to find home, according to a new study.

Australia Navy finds bombs dropped by US on Barrier Reef

Australia`s Navy said it had found four bombs dropped by US forces on the Great Barrier Reef during a training exercise last month.

World-first study tracks dwarf minke whales

Dwarf minke whales have been tagged and tracked in Australia`s Great Barrier Reef in a world-first pilot study which hopes to solve the mystery of where they spend the summer.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef corals lead to super sunscreen

In a step forward in the fight against skin cancer, scientists in Australia claimed to have developed a super sunscreen which mimics the natural sun protection used by Great Barrier Reef corals.

Great Barrier Reef snail to `jump past` global warming 100 yrs from now

The Great Barrier Reef humpbacked conch snail jumps when it senses the odour of its main predator, the marbled cone shell.

Scientists warn big business ruining Great Barrier Reef dramatically

Big business is ruining the Great Barrier Reef, scientists have warned ahead of UNSECO World Heritage meeting.

Great Barrier Reef could be destroyed `permanently`

Great Barrier Reef could be destroyed permanently due to climate change and the development of coal terminals on the Queensland coast, a marine expert has warned.

Crabs help Great Barrier Reef coral fight disease

A particular crab species has been helping Great Barrier Reef coral combat white syndrome that causes disintegration of coral tissue, says a study.