Keeping an eye on nutrient supply in costal systems

Research highlights:

  • Ensuring water quality, species diversity and habitat health in coastal systems
  • Projects enabling positive change, as demonstrated in the Cook Islands and Great Barrier Reef
  • Improved treatment systems benefit the natural environment and local economies.

Bleach patrol: Learning from the ‘super corals’

Research highlights:

  • Findings have potential for reef conservation and restoration
  • Opportunity to create stronger, more resistant coral offspring
  • Resistant ‘super corals’ provide clues on bleaching.

Oceanic acid test

Research highlights:

  • Coral reef erosion pinpointed as imminent environmental threat
  • Benthic chambers used to measure future impact of seawater acidity
  • Inaction to affect ecosystems, tourism, fisheries and other activities.
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