The Perfect Coral Reef - David Discovering underwater lake ecosystems 5 months ago   04:18

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The Great Barrier Reef stretches 2,300 kilometers down the eastern coast of Australia. Covering an incredible 344,400 square kilometers, an area the size of Italy, it is more than twice the size of the next largest coral reef. With over 1500 species of fish, 600 coral species and 30 different whale and dolphin species, it is one of the most biodiverse and complex ecosystems on the planet.

This film forms part of the opening chapter in an 5-part interactive journey where we'll investigate what it is that makes The Great Barrier Reef such a special place, how far some animals are prepared to travel to get here, and some of the surprising ways animals navigate their way through this beautiful world.

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Discovering underwater lake ecosystems The Perfect Coral Reef - David 5 months ago   05:50

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Brine pools are saltwater lakes at the bottom of our oceans that we know little about. Dive down into the deep sea with the Blue Planet II and Alucia Productions team to discover how they filmed the incredible ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico. Subscribe to BBC Earth:

Hear from pioneering scientists Dr Sylvia Earle and Dr Mandy Joye about why these fascinating but toxic lakes offer exciting opportunities for new science and medicine.

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Production Crew:
Director: Mark Dalio
Director of Photography: Janssen Powers
Field Audio: Mike Kassic
Production Manager: Audrey Costadina
Associate Producer: Marjorie Crowley
Editor/Colorist: Ryan Quinn
Re-Recording Mixer (honeymix): Eric Thompson
Assistant Editor: Jorge Alverez
Post Production Supervisor: Brian Golding
Executive Producer: Jennifer Hile

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