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This research guide was developed to provide context and background information on Coral Reef and other topics covered in the NETFLIX critically acclaimed film documentary Chasing Coral 2017.
Photos of Bleached Coral Reefs
- Coral reefs are among the most diverse and biologically complex ecosystems in the world.
- One-quarter of all marine life depends on coral reefs for food and shelter.
- Healthy coral reefs benefit communities in many ways.
- People around the world depend on coral reef ecosystems for food, coastal protection, and income from tourism and fisheries.
Chasing Coral’ documents destruction of coral reefs ( Review)
Frequently asked questions about what inspired the making of "Chasing Coral" documentary.
Flower-like clusters of pink polyps make up this coral colony. (Photo Collection of Dr. James P. McVey, NOAA Sea Grant Program)
CAMPUS VIEWING EVENT
You are cordially invited to participate in
On Cue: Conversations at QV’s Online Screening Event!
Week of April 20th- View documentaries and TED Talks related to the Coral Reef Project
Week of April 27th- Engage in an online Q and A session
Discuss climate change and the coral reefs
Please see The Coral Reef Project Viewing Guide for viewing suggestions and link
Brought to you by QVCC’s Cultural Programming Committee
What is coral bleaching
From the National Ocean Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce