Life on the Reef

Episode 2

Witness the explosion of life on the reef as the wet season approaches: corals spawn, sea birds nest and thousands of turtle hatchlings erupt over the beaches. Soon torrential rain and storms will bring change and upheaval to the delicate ecosystem.

Episode 2

54m 40s

Witness the explosion of life on the reef as the wet season approaches: corals spawn, sea birds nest and thousands of turtle hatchlings erupt over the beaches. Soon torrential rain and storms will bring change and upheaval to the delicate ecosystem.

Previews + Extras

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    Episode 2 Preview

    S1 E2 - 30s

    Witness the explosion of life on the reef as the wet season approaches: corals spawn, sea birds nest and thousands of turtle hatchlings erupt over the beaches. Soon torrential rain and storms will bring change and upheaval to the delicate ecosystem.

  • The Reef Prepares for Reproduction: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Reef Prepares for Reproduction

    S1 E2 -

    Out at sea a perfect confluence of temperatures, tides and currents are about to trigger the biggest marine event of the year. The reef is being primed for reproduction.

  • Coral Spawns: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Coral Spawns

    S1 E2 - 2m 13s

    All at once, billions of coral polyps for hundreds of miles release their egg and sperm into the ocean during the annual coral spawn. As the fireworks begin, the water column fills with what looks like an upside down snowstorm. This mass synchronized event is unlike any known elsewhere in the animal kingdom. Yet as big as it is, there’s also beauty in the detail.

  • The Reef from Above: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Reef from Above

    S1 E2 - 1m 48s

    Take to the skies to see the Great Barrier Reef from a new perspective.

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