[Coral-List] Educational Video Explaining Coral Basics, Know of Any?

Mon Dec 7 14:33:26 EST 2015


I use "Silent Sentinels," which does a good job of documenting the 1998 bleaching event, while providing enough basic background on coral to make it understandable to people unfamiliar with reef systems.  It's 16 years old, but doesn't feel too dated.  Good production value. Most of the information on climate changes still seems on point, and I like the fact that they went into the threats not just of temperature change, but of acidification as well.  Features people like Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Billy Causey, Tom Goreau, Al Strong and others. (Apologies to the many that I left out.)

City of Coral, mentioned in an earlier post, may be useful for showing a variety of species relationships on reefs.  It does, however, feel dated enough that I find it elicits chuckles from students. It also does not make a single reference to any threat to reefs, maybe reflecting the mindset of 1983. 


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> On Dec 4, 2015, at 9:12 AM, Jeremy Raynor <jmraynor at eckerd.edu> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I stumbled across this video which I think has a good mix of science 
> and intrigue and therefore has a broad application base for education 
> / outreach initiatives as related to coral reef conservation.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEWJAEkGeNk
> I was hoping to start a thread here where others could post videos 
> that they find particularly helpful for education / outreach.
> Best Regards,
> Jeremy
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