Australian Institute of Marine Science
The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is a tropical marine research agency located in Townsville. We occasionally help the Institute communicate its work.
On June 26 we helped AIMS announce a paper they collaborated on, published in Science: corals have the genes to adapt to warmer oceans. Press kit below. For more, contact Niall on 0417-131-977 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WA’s Scott Reef has recovered from mass bleaching in 1998
Isolated coral reefs can recover from catastrophic damage as effectively as those with nearby undisturbed neighbours, a long-term study by marine biologists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) has shown.
Below are a series of photos and videos taken from Scott Reef. To access the high resolution version of the images, click on them to open them in high res then right/command click and select save as.
Can we save the Reef by controlling crown of thorns starfish?
The Great Barrier Reef has lost half its coral cover in the last 27 years. The loss was due to storm damage (48%), crown of thorns starfish (42%), and bleaching (10%) according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences today by researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in Townsville and the University of Wollongong. [continue reading…]
Footage is available online at
And high res footage for this story is available for download until 7 October here – this is a 200 Mb .mov file available to download via YouSENDit.
To download a high-resolution version of any of the images below, click on the image to enlarge it then save the image to your computer. [continue reading…]