Earth Focus: Vanishing Coral (2017)

VANISHING CORAL reveals the devastating effects of warming oceans and bleaching events within the "coral triangle" of southeast Asia, and powerfully illustrates what some dedicated ... See full summary »

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Stephen Olsson

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Stephen Olsson

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Credited cast:
Abigail Alling Abigail Alling ... Coral Reef Expert
Christopher Dolphin Christopher Dolphin ... First Mate & Composer
Phil Dustan Phil Dustan ... Scientist
Nadja Low Nadja Low ... Filmmaker & Deck Hand
Carol Milner Carol Milner ... Coral Reef Expert
Nono Suparno Nono Suparno ... Coral Reef Expert
Ketut Sutama Ketut Sutama ... Community Organizer
Kristin Udowitz Kristin Udowitz ... Narrator
Mark Van Thillo Mark Van Thillo ... Coral Reef Expert
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VANISHING CORAL reveals the devastating effects of warming oceans and bleaching events within the "coral triangle" of southeast Asia, and powerfully illustrates what some dedicated scientists and environmental activists are doing to save these unique coral populations. VANISHING CORAL comes at a pivotal moment, when coral reef populations are declining world-wide. Mass coral bleaching events due to elevated ocean temperatures occurred in 1998, 2002 and 2006, and coral bleaching is now expected to become an annual occurrence. The environmental costs are staggering: in 2016, one-third of the Great Barrier Reef along the eastern coast of Australia was decimated by a warm spell attributed to climate change. Coral reefs in the Florida Keys have declined by 80% over the past three decades. Scientists warn that all Caribbean coral could disappear in the next 20 years. Considered "the canary in the coal mine" of global warming, coral reefs are the most sensitive and diverse of all marine ... Written by Stephen Olsson

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bali, Indonesia See more »

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16:9 HD
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