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Coral & Coral Reefs

Discover our footage covering all things coral, ranging from reef composition to coral colony growth, to the immense history of our Great Barrier Reef. Also get ready to learn about the impacts of light intensity, water turbidity, predatory species and other factors on the reef’s coral colonies.

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8 Videos

1m 36secs

What are coral reefs?

Learn about the composition of coral reef structures and the relationship that allows corals to build such impressive fortresses.

2m 4secs

Reef types

Discover how and why the Great Barrier Reef’s fringing, ribbon, platform and patch reefs are formed.

1m 34secs

Geological history of coral reefs

Reflect on the 18 million-year history of the world’s largest reef system, including the effects of the most recent ice age on reef formations in the GBR.

2m 2secs

What are corals?

Learn more about the seemingly immobile rock-like creatures and their requirements for formation, growth and defence from predators.

1m 59secs

Coral types

Spot the difference between soft and hard corals and discover the impact of light intensity, water turbidity and other factors on coral colony growth.

1m 10secs

Coral feeding

Understand the photosynthesis of algae, the perfect recycling system that gives coral the energy it needs to grow, survive and thrive.

1m 47secs

Coral reproduction

Learn about budding and other sexual and asexual means of coral reproduction that occur in our reefs.

0m 59secs

Coral predators

Get to know the deadly and dangerous crown of thorns starfish, butterflyfish, filefish and parrotfish.

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