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Aerial survey results reveal severe coral bleaching across much of the massive reef system.

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Expansive Reef Found Behind the Great Barrier Reef

By | September 6, 2016

High-resolution seafloor imaging revealed a much larger network of reef-like structures off the Australian coast than previously thought.

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Bleached Corals “Sickest” Scientists Have Ever Seen

By | June 21, 2016

Researchers assess which parts of the Great Barrier Reef that have lost their vivid color are likely to die and which parts may pull through.

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Identifying Resilient Reefs

By | June 16, 2016

Researchers identify areas where marine ecosystems are faring better or worse than predicted in hopes of saving the world’s corals.

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Deep Reef

By | January 4, 2013

Scientists discover coral reef off the coast of Australia thriving at a record 125 meters (410 feet) below the surface.

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Mapping Coral Reefs

By | September 27, 2012

Google Maps is adding panoramic images of coral reefs to its Street View option, allowing web surfers to better navigate the oceans.

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Cancer Claims Fish

By | August 2, 2012

Australian trout are susceptible to skin cancer, according to a new study—the first evidence that wild fish can be afflicted by the disease.

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Casting a Wide Eye

By | February 1, 2012

Scientists study a variety of large-scale biological phenomena from the vantage point of space.

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Fish fear from above

By | June 15, 2011

Coral reefs are fraught with danger for herbivores such as damselfish and tangs. Venturing out from the safety of the reef’s colorful cracks and crevices to feed means risking being devoured by predators that patrol the warm waters. 

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Satellite images capture fish fear

By | June 15, 2011

Scientists use Google Earth to observe the effects of predators on the feeding patterns of coral reef herbivores.

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