CORAL IN CRISIS

Lord Howe Island coral specimen.

Lord Howe Island coral specimen.

Lord Howe Island coral specimens.

Lord Howe Island coral specimens.

Specimens on-site

Specimens on-site, Lord Howe Island research trip

Fluorescent specimen

Fluorescent specimen, Lord Howe Island research trip.

Specimen under white light

Specimen under white light, Lord Howe Island research trip.

Specimen under blue light

Specimen under blue light, Lord Howe Island research trip.

Specimens under white light

Specimens under white light, Lord Howe Island research trip.

Specimens under blue light

Specimens under blue light, Lord Howe Island research trip.

Dr Enrico Gratton and David Geny

Dr Enrico Gratton and David Geny investigating light channelling properties of coral on Lord Howe Island.

Bleached coral specimen.

Bleached coral specimen.

Kim Bannerman

Kim Bannerman photographs the Lord Howe Island specimens at UWS.

Specimens on-site

Specimens on-site, Lord Howe Island research trip.

Makeshift lab on Lord Howe Island.

Dr Enrico Grattan and Michelle Digman in the makeshift lab on Lord Howe Island.

Checking under blue light.

Dr Anya Salih checking the specimens under blue light.

Dr Anya Salih

Dr Anya Salih prepares for a dive Lord Howe Island research trip.

Dr Enrico Grattan and Michelle Digman

Dr Enrico Grattan and Michelle Digman at temporary research facility, Lord Howe Island.

Dr Anya Salih, Senior Scientist, Confocal Bio-Imaging Facility UWS on Lord Howe Island research trip 2010.

Dr Anya Salih, Senior Scientist, Confocal Bio-Imaging Facility UWS on Lord Howe Island research trip 2010.

RESEARCH

“currently there are major threats to the health of a system that has functioned so elegantly for thousands of years.”   …more

Selected Links

Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab, University of Queensland | AIMS climate change research | Lord Howe Island Marine Park | NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program | Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Climate Change | NASA Transit of Venus Animation

Coral in Crisis Interactive Map

A real time data visualisation tracking reefs at risk of coral bleaching. Remotely sensed data gives an awareness of abnormally high sea surface temperatures (SST) compared to seasonal averages.