The ‘Russian dolls’ of coral reefs
New University of Melbourne research has discovered bacteria inside the algae that live inside corals, which helps to shed new light on reef-building corals.
On the hunt for ancient reefs
As we mark International Women's Day, the university of Melbourne's Dr Ashleigh Hood describes the inspiration behind her worldwide search for ancient reefs.
Breeding baby corals for warmer seas
Researchers, including University of Melbourne scientists, are breeding corals using IVF to make them better adapted to warming seas as the climate changes.
Heating up: How rises in global temperature could damage the Reef
Rising global surface temperatures due to climate change could have a devastating impact on Australia and its Great Barrier Reef, University of Melbourne finds.
Three ways to save stressed-out coral
Manipulating mutant cells and bacteria, marine scientists are working on ways to make coral more resistant to the damaging effects of climate change.
Helping corals survive a rapidly changing world
Coral reefs are in trouble and we are the problem. Professor Madeleine van Oppen thinks we could also be part of the solution.
Art-science collaboration explores the secret life of coral
A new illustrated children’s book tells the dramatic story of the complex animal-microbial relationships that sustain coral reefs.