Can We Save The Reef?

Can We Save The Reef?
Meet Emma
Hawaiian reef recovery
Looking back in time
Is fertilisation even possible?
Night Approaches
Quick, they are spawning!

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Documentary (2017) – ABC1
dir. Adam Geiger | prod. Colette Beaudry | edit. Karin Steininger
Sealight Pictures

With large parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef undergoing increasing bleaching events, as indeed are many of the world’s reefs, the question needs to be asked: With so many ecosystems dependent upon healthy coral reefs and with the threat of climate change well and truly upon us, is it too late for science to save the world’s reefs?

From the ABC press release:

Can We Save the Reef? is the epic story of Australian and international scientists who are racing to understand our greatest natural wonder, and employing bold new science in an attempt to save it.

‘Can We Save the Reef?’ screens on ABC’s Catalyst program and is hosted by Professor Emma Johnston.

Congrats to Adam Geiger (director) and Colette Beaudry (producer) of SeaLight Pictures for the huge success of the film, and to Screen Australia and ABC TV for getting behind it.

What the Critics have said...

“The footage and the science in this Catalyst special, presented by marine biologist Professor Emma Johnston, are genuinely confronting.” “There’s some hard-hitting science and frankly depressing facts here, but also some glimmers of hope, like the reef system in Hawaii, which has proven a great testing ground for what we might do to save our own.” – Kylie Northover, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 Sept 2017

“While politicians quibble about whether climate change exists and if it’s really all our fault, Australian and international scientists are desperately trying to figure out whether anything can be done before it’s too late. This is an in-depth look at this natural wonder.” – Brigid McManus, Fairfax papers, 1 Oct 2017