Coral Island Expedition Discovers Tropical Mangroves Grabbing More Land

A field expedition to investigate remote islands on the Great Barrier Reef has discovered the islands are growing.

Unexpected hope for millions as bleached coral reefs continue to supply nutritious seafood

Researchers studying coral reefs damaged by rising sea temperatures have discovered an unexpected ‘bright spot’ of hope for communities who depend upon them for food security.

Analysis: Obura et al Coral Bleaching Study: Models Used Misrepresent Warming Rate….”30% Too High”!

The headline of the agency report once again conveys threatening scenarios about the imminent death of “all coral reefs”, which cannot be justified or supported.

Great Barrier Reef Warming, Coral Bleaching Driven By Cloud Radiative Forcing, Not Humans

From the NoTricksZone By Kenneth Richard on 2. December 2021 For decades Great Barrier Reef (GBR) warming and coral bleaching have often been assumed to be driven by human greenhouse gas emissions and/or…

Heron Island Photo Check

From Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog November 24, 2021 By jennifer I am seeking feedback, including comment and corrections, on this draft blog post. I have previously sent an email to Richard Vevers (1…

Great Barrier Reef: No Basis for Alarming Sea Level Fear, Second Report Finds

The notion that the sea may be rising more rapidly at Cooktown than at other places along the Reef is fanciful. 

Cyclones Downs, Corals Up – Except in Glasgow

f I didn’t know something about the scientific method, greenhouse gases, the Great Barrier Reef, and that foundation, I would be inclined to believe there was a crisis – and…

Great Barrier Reef experiencing ‘record high’ levels of coral coverage

Sky News AustraliaFormer JCU Marine Physicist Peter Ridd says the Great Barrier Reef is now experiencing “record high coral cover”. “This is data that’s been accumulated over a little while…

Bleached from a Distance

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog September 26, 2021 By jennifer  I lent my underwater camera (Olympus TG-6) to a dear friend who recently visited Lady Elliot Island at the Great Barrier Reef.…

AIMR Playing “Frying Bacon” Sounds to Combat Coral Climate Damage

Scientists working to save coral reefs from climate change are testing whether underwater speakers continuously playing reef mood music, mostly the sound of predatory shrimp attacking prey, can attract more…

Claim: Coral reef cover, biodiversity, fish catches have declined by half since the 1950s

. “The effects of degraded and declining coral reefs are already evident through impacts on subsistence and commercial fisheries and tourism in Indonesia, the Caribbean, and South Pacific, even when…

The Madness of John Pandolfi and Michelle Gunn

Next time you read that such and such a percentage of the Great Barrier Reef has already been destroyed by humankind, laugh out loud! I say that not to offend,…

Record Coral Cover Of Great Barrier Reef Shames Climate Alarmists, Media

When will these doom stories about the reef, which have been going for 50 years, cease? Will it be like the Ancient Greek legend of Prometheus, who was chained alive to…

Great Barrier Reef Not In Danger

The important point here is that the reef has recovered well in 2021 as any healthy ecosystem will. This does not mean that we don’t study and attempt to understand…

What Corals Can Tell Us About Climate Change

“The public and politicians have been conditioned to associate ‘climate change’ with the destructive behaviour of generations of humans since the onset of the industrial revolution about 130 years ago.…

Claim: China Weaponising UN Protection For the Great Barrier Reef

China’s ongoing effort to punish Australia for opposing their South China Sea territorial ambitions has now allegedly extended to stacking the UN Heritage Committee.

The Injustice of Blowing-Up Turtles, for Convenience

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog June 8, 2021 By jennifer It is World Ocean Day, an opportunity to learn more about the Great Barrier Reef and also artificial reefs in the Gulf…

World’s first, satellite-based monitoring system goes global to help save coral reefs

Today, the Allen Coral Atlas released the world’s first, real-time, satellite-based global coral reef bleaching monitoring system. Combined with the Atlas’ reef extent and composition maps, scheduled for completion in…

New Scientist: Bleaching Protects Coral – But Only Up to 2C of Global Warming

New Scientist has discovered that bleaching is a mechanism by which coral protects itself from abrupt warming (or cooling). But if global warming hits 2C, somehow all the coral will…

Northern Red Sea corals live close to the threshold of resistance to cold temperatures

Coral reefs are highly sensitive to temperature change. Therefore, identifying those that respond differently to thermal stress aids in understanding the mechanisms of environmental adaptation in corals. In addition, researchers…

Claim: Great Barrier Reef Set to Disappear Because of Global Warming

According to EU Official Virginijus Sinkevičius, Corals which survived the dinosaur killer, the Cretaceous / Paleogene Extinction event, will soon disappear because we have raised atmospheric CO2 a few parts…

FSU researchers discover how ‘cryptic species’ respond differently to coral bleaching

“If we maintain the right type of diversity, nature in a way can pick the winners and losers,” Burgess said. “However, the worry for us scientists is that unless the…

Who Ate the Green Plate?

I’m so proud of the 360 underwater photographs taken along 36 transects that were laid in four different habitat types: at the reef front, in the back lagoon, at the…

James Cook University Walks Back Extreme Global Warming Coral Extinction Claims

Peter Ridd is right – the Great Barrier Reef is not in immediate danger of dying. James Cook University, Peter Ridd’s adversary in his unfair dismissal court case, has just…