[Coral-List] Educational Videos Explaining Coral Basics

Richard Waite RWaite at wri.org
Wed Dec 9 17:03:21 EST 2015

Hi again Jeremy (and Coral Listers),

I also remembered a few other coral reef videos WRI has done besides the animated "Polyps in Peril" video at http://www.wri.org/resources/videos/coral-reefs-polyps-peril: 

- We made a 4-minute video about the "Reefs at Risk Revisited" report in 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcp3nUpbfXI. It shows the results of our detailed assessment of the status of and threats to the world's coral reefs, including the threat of climate change looking out to 2050. This video is also available in Spanish (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E19pM6Ff3zU) and French (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyVhxyHhSho).

- We made a 13-minute video using Google Earth and the "Reefs at Risk Revisited" results: http://www.wri.org/resources/videos/google-earth-tour-reefs-risk-full-length. The video takes viewers on a tour of 6 coral reef regions and provides an overview of the biodiversity of reef ecosystems, their importance to people and local economies, and the types and magnitudes of threats that reefs face, illustrated with vibrant underwater footage of coral reefs and photos of activities that influence reef condition.

- In addition, the GCRMN did a nice 8-minute video about the "Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs 1970-2012" report showcasing the report's results and implications (with some great underwater footage) - "From Despair to Repair" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9aWMIexrcs. 

Hopefully these are helpful...

All the best,


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Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2015 22:07:12 -0500
From: Jeremy Raynor <jmraynor at eckerd.edu>
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Educational Video Explaining Coral Basics
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Dear Coral List Participants,

Thank you all for providing inside and media regarding this thread.

I really appreciate all the helpful feed back and the videos, I am in the
process of checking them all out. I am glad to see this forum serve to
bring educational resources to the surface, as I think we can all agree the
science regarding the critical state of corals is well defined, however I
feel it is the out-reach and educational aspect that sometimes seems
foreign to us scientists.

Best Regards,

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