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Featuring director Jeff Orlowski, film subject Zackery Rago and founding partner of The Ocean Agency Richard Vevers. Hosted by Daily Planet co-host Ziya Tong.
Is it too late to save the coral reefs? Dig into the realities of climate change and get the big picture on our aquatic future with Chasing Coral director Jeff Orlowski, Zackery Rago and Richard Vevers.
About the film
Rainforests of the sea, coral reefs are home to millions of species, acting as majestic underwater ecosystems vital to oceanic life—and ultimately, human survival. Despite their biodiversity, they remain vulnerable to coral bleaching, a deadly phenomenon caused by the warmer water temperatures of climate change. In this riveting follow-up to the award-winning glacier erosion epic Chasing Ice, director Jeff Orlowski joins a former ad executive, a self-proclaimed “coral nerd” and distinguished marine biologists and camera engineers as they embark on a breathtaking ocean adventure to capture the progressive degradation of mass bleaching events. Through several cameras skillfully submerged across the world’s tropical oceans, the team arduously battles technical challenges to reveal spectacular, irrefutable time-lapse footage of the catastrophic destruction happening underwater. With its impressive balance of artistry, suspense and urgency, Chasing Coral poignantly reveals the imminent ecological dangers threatening the globe. Shaka Licorish
About the host
Award-winning host, Ziya Tong shares her love for wonder, science and technology, every day as the co-host of Daily Planet, Discovery Canada’s flagship science program.
Before co-hosting Daily Planet, Ziya served as host and field producer for PBS' national primetime series Wired Science, hosted the CBC's Emmy-nominated series ZeD, served as host, writer and director for the Canadian science series The Leading Edge, and served as a correspondent for NOVA scienceNOW alongside Neil deGrasse Tyson on PBS.
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