Biodiscovery is the quest for bioactive chemicals from living organisms.
In this resource discover the beauty and uniqueness of the Great Barrier Reef and some of its inhabitants. Learn about some amazing sponges that produce valuable biochemicals with the potential to treat several medical conditions. Investigate some of the factors affecting the survival of reef organisms and how human activities and climate change are having an impact on the reef.
From the archive: Last modified July 2009.