Must Watch: Chasing Coral Streaming on Netflix Now
Beneath our oceans, coral is disappearing at an alarming rate — the Great Barrier Reef endured its biggest coral loss ever last year — and rising ocean temperatures are to blame, asserts a new documentary, “Chasing Coral.”
The film’s crew traveled to Hawaii, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the shores of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, where they affixed underwater cameras to the ocean floor and left them to capture footage of coral in an attempt to document the impact of climate change happening in real time.
In the documentary, which is streaming now on Netflix, the experiment turns emotional when the crews revisit the cameras months later and find the brilliantly coloured corals that had served as home to schools of fish transformed into decrepit, lifeless and colourless rocks that resemble an abandoned shipwreck — clear evidence of coral bleaching, or coral death.
Check out the trailer above and watch Chasing Coral streaming on Netflix now.