Live blogging the annual coral spawning event across the Caribbean

So it’s that time of year again in the Caribbean where the corals undergo the annual mass spawn. Along with this ritual comes the coral researchers, who run a bunch of experiments with coral recruitment, settlement, fertilization, which involves catching coral sperm and eggs using nets (see above) and mixing it all up in jars … Continue reading Live blogging the annual coral spawning event across the Caribbean

7000-year-old corals of Moreton Bay tell their story

The 7000-year-old coral communities of Moreton Bay are telling a curious tale, expanding when sea-levels rise or water quality improves, then declining when current circulation becomes more restricted. Intriguing new insights into the behaviour of corals and fish under changing climatic conditions will be presented by leading marine researchers at a public forum in Brisbane … Continue reading 7000-year-old corals of Moreton Bay tell their story