Research & StoriesThe LIRRF Blog
Our stories explore the complexity and wonder of coral reefs through the eyes of researchers and students who are studying and observing them.
The Sapphire Project and The Great Barrier Reef
World Oceans Day is here once again - LIRS Co-Director Dr Anne Hoggett AM in conversation with Mia...
Deconstructing coral colonies
Dr Kyle Zawada is a humble man, but show him just a glimpse of Acropora loripes and he’ll give you...
Solar power upgrade: towards zero
After years of planning, the solar power system at LIRS was upgraded and expanded in April 2021....
An inspiring video of a student trip to LIRS
A student group from Emmanuel Anglican College in Ballina NSW visited Lizard Island Research...
2020 Lizard Island Research Station Report
The Lizard Island Research Station’s 2020 Report is available here and includes: 2020 in Review by...
An inordinate fondness: discovering the beetles of Lizard Island Group
The title of this article springs from an apocryphal quote of the late British evolutionary...
Why do gobies and corals live together?
When we think of coral reefs, we immediately imagine corals of different shapes and sizes with...
2021 Coral bleaching at Lizard Island
More than 20 years ago, it was predicted that coral bleaching would become an annual event...
A tale of two ichthyophiles: Simon & Chris’ story
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. For Dr Simon Brandl and Dr Christopher...
Testing new methods to study Crown-of-Thorns Starfish populations
Crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster cf. solaris, are natural inhabitants of the Great Barrier...
Rise of the turfs: unlocking the secrets of our changing reefs
Following a COVID enforced delay, Dr Stephanie Gardner heads to LIRS in late March to spend two...
Microplastics ingestion by larval fish
The impact of plastic in our oceans is a growing threat to the marine ecosystem and a new study...
Coral reefs need our help
The Great Barrier Reef is a vital part of our ecosystem and a natural wonder beloved by Australians. It is a World Heritage Area that is at risk of being listed as 'in danger' in recognition of the many challenges it faces.
Science and the will for change are the only possible solutions. Our work is helping.
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