OCEANS – RED SEA (2008) VERDICT

Raising awareness of a problem sadly being faced by ocean conservationists over the next 10 years: the loss of coral reefs. Cameras follow a crew, including Environmentalist Philippe Cousteau Jr, as they dive and delve into the RED SEA.

A theory, why the coral there can survive in such warm water is that it has heat-tolerant algae, therefore adapting to rising sea temperatures. If so, this Red Sea coral could hold the answer to helping the rest of the world’s coral reefs.

BBC4 OCEANS RED SEA

Narrator 3
Soundtrack 3
Visuals 5
Overall 4

Verdict
Called the 'ocean's rainforest', coral reefs are a life support to a quarter of all known fish species. I do feel a sense of hope about the future of coral reefs as I hear and read about on-going conservation efforts.

Look out for: Viewers will no doubt see the negative effect had on coral; we need to realise the health of coral reefs can’t just be ignored. You will also see the beauty of the ocean; the coral reef itself and the life that exists in those waters.

Starring Mark Halliley, Philippe Cousteau, Paul Rose

First Broadcast: 2008

Wikipedia: Link

Available on:  DVD

Seb Gretton

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