Western Pacific

The whales are moving up Australia's east coast: tell us about your best 'spot'

Where do you go to watch migrating humpback and southern right whales? And what was your closest encounter?

18 June 2020

Endangered ornate eagle rays make a splash off Queensland's Lady Elliot Island

Two endangered ornate eagle rays have been sighted off Lady Elliot Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef, a breakthrough for researchers studying the species dubbed "the unicorn of the sea".

01 May 2020

Can cloud-brightening help save the Great Barrier Reef? Trials have begun – video

Teams of Australian marine scientists have tested a technique they hope may give the Great Barrier Reef respite from coral bleaching caused by global heating.

16 April 2020

Great Barrier Reef schwerer beschädigt als befürchtet

Das größte Korallenriff der Welt vor der australischen Küste leidet erheblich unter veränderten Umweltbedingungen. Wissenschaftler belegten nun das historische Ausmaß der Zerstörung.

07 April 2020

En Australie, la Grande Barrière de corail victime de l’été austral

Une étude de l’université James-Cook, publiée mardi, révèle que 25,1 % des récifs souffrent de blanchissement sévère en raison de températures particulièrement élevées entre novembre et février.

06 April 2020

Microplastic Pollution Found in Deep Sediments on the Ocean Floor

Microplastic pollution in the world’s oceans is a growing problem, and most studies of the issue have focused on land-based sources, such as discarded plastic bags or water bottles.

29 January 2020