Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Dozens of new corals discovered on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef


Scientists have discovered dozens of new coral species on a recent voyage along the length of the Great Barrier Reef that will provide valuable insights to aid conservation and management of Australia's unique World Heritage site.

The team of researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), James Cook University (JCU) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) completed the 21-day expedition ranging from the Capricorn Bunkers off Gladstone to Thursday Island in the Torres Strait last month.

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Image: Dr. Francesca Benzoni, Associate Professor of Marine Science at KAUST discovers new corals on the Great Barrier Reef. Photo credit: Professor Andrew Baird, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University.

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