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 Juvenile coral trout ( Plectropomus maculatus ) - Photo: Phil Woodhead Wet Image Underwater Photography

Juvenile coral trout (Plectropomus maculatus) - Photo: Phil Woodhead Wet Image Underwater Photography

 Anemone fish ( Amphiprion omanensis ) endemic to the southern Omani coast, Picture by Tane Sinclair-Taylor

Anemone fish (Amphiprion omanensis) endemic to the southern Omani coast, Picture by Tane Sinclair-Taylor

 Surveying corals at Kenn Reef in the southern Coral Sea

Surveying corals at Kenn Reef in the southern Coral Sea

Marine Reserves Provide Baby Bonus to Fisheries

No-take marine reserves (Green zones) in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are generating a huge proportion of juvenile fish for local fisheries. Reserves are a good reason why there are plenty more fish in the sea,

 

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Expedition Finds Nemo can Travel Hundreds of Kilometres to Connect Populations

Anemone fish spend their entire lives nestles in their host anemones. However, as babies, that can undertake epic journeys, sometimes up to 400 km from where they were born. 

 

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Evidence of Coral Bleaching in the Coral Sea

During the course of a recent 30-day expedition throughout the southern and central Coral Sea, I observed first hand the impact of past storms and cyclones, and recorded the devastating impact of the 2015/16 bleaching events that affected 40% to 80% of corals in the central Coral Sea.

 

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