Conservation

Trials, Recovery, and Vulnerability of our Coral Reefs

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This short video, shot in Australia, shows how simultaneously vulnerable and resilient our coral reefs are in the face of bleaching.

Australia’s largest oceanic reef system is isolated enough to provide researchers with valuable examples of how massive coral bleaching affects reefs, and how they might recover.  Severe coral bleaching has twice in recent history severely affected the coral reefs of the Scott Reef complex. It recovered once, but we have yet to see the most recent bleaching event’s ultimate damage.

The short film here helps to show how simultaneously vulnerable and resilient coral reef systems are. While high ocean temperatures negatively affect the reefs, they have an incredible capacity to recover in the right conditions.  But will that always be the case?

AIMS researcher James Gilmour and photographer Nick Thake created “Coral Reefs and Our Current Climate.”

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Scuba Diver Life videos

Blue Whale: Largest Animal EVER! [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E10) | SZtv

The biggest animal on Earth, and the folks at Scubazoo got a glimpse of one in Timor-Leste! And if they’re lucky, they get to swim alongside one.

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Follow Me in Egypt

Be transported to another world and see a little of life topside and below the blue line.

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Crocodile Caller [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E09) | SZtv

Some indigenous elders on Timor Leste revere and communicate with crocs, they are known as the croc callers.

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Discovering Dive Sites [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E08) | SZtv

This crew of explorers are on a mission to map the uncharted coastline of Oé-Cusse, one dive site at a time.

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Diving into the Unknown [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E07) | SZtv

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Sperm Whale: Largest Predator on the Planet [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E06) | SZtv

Bertie ventures into the waters off Dili, Timor-Leste to try and encounter a real life Moby Dick!

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Whale and Dolphin Superhighway [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E05) | SZtv

Blue whales, sperm whales, orcas, dolphins and more this narrow channel is most definitely a whale and dolphin superhighway!

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Wawata Topu: Mermaids of Timor-Leste [4K] | Timor-Leste from Below (S01E04) | SZtv

Taking to the ocean to collect clams, shells and to spear reef fish, a team of ladies are challenging stereotypes.

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