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Dear <<First Name>>,

For the very first time we have corals in the research aquarium at SIMS.

And so this newsletter is a bit of a celebration of all things 'Coral'!

 
Missed our recent twilight event - The Hidden Wonder of NSW Corals?
Don't miss the opportunity to see this video.  We screened it outdoors complete with inflatable screen, bean bags and popcorn - but wherever you watch it - it's a must see for everyone!
Marine Heatwaves - a bigger threat to Corals than previously thought

A critically important study from scientists at UNSW Sydney, University of Newcastle, UTS, James Cook University and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA has shown for the first time what really happens to corals during marine heatwaves, and they reveal that it’s not just coral animals that are affected – their skeletons start to decay within weeks, too. 
LEARN WHAT THIS FINDING MEANS FOR OUR CORALS
Coral Research at SIMS 


At SIMS a team of UNSW Sydney researchers are investigating the biological mechanisms underpinning coral success or failure in tropicalised temperate regions. Combining the aquaria infrastructure at SIMS with laboratory facilities at UNSW Sydney, researchers will be simulating the oceanic conditions of NSW’s temperate reefs.

READ THE FULL STORY BEHIND THE RESEARCH
Scientists Urge Priority Action On Hundreds of Surviving Reefs

The study, led by the US Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS),  constitutes the largest study of its kind ever conducted and involved scientists from across the globe including from Macquarie University, SIMS, AIMS,  James Cook University and the ARC Centre for Excellence. It identified where and how to save coral reef communities in the Indo-Pacific. The study outlines three viable strategies that can urgently be enacted to help save coral reefs that are threatened by climate change and human impacts.
COMBINING LOCAL AND GLOBAL EFFORTS TO HELP SAVE CORAL REEFS
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SIMS is the principal marine research facility in NSW. SIMS members include Macquarie University, University of Sydney, UTS, and UNSW Australia. This collaboration is enhanced by associate membership with the University of Wollongong,  NSW Government Departments and the Australian Museum. Over 100 scientists and graduate scientists work at SIMS.  SIMS is a not-for-profit organisation. 

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