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Coral Bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef with screening of ‘Chasing Coral’

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New Law LT 101

New Law School, Eastern Avenue

Camperdown, NSW 2006

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Coral Bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef with screening of ‘Chasing Coral’

Presented in partnership with the Geocoastal Research Group, Sydney Ideas and Sydney Environment Institute

In the last 30 years, we have lost 50% of the world's corals, and coral bleaching events are likely to become even more frequent and severe due to climate change. The documentary Chasing Coral highlights a dimension of the global threat of coral bleaching to the world's reefs that would otherwise be hidden underwater. Featuring over 500 hours of underwater footage of reefs from over 30 countries, divers, underwater photographers and scientists reveal the majesty of our coral reef systems, and how they are being affected by coral bleaching.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Film Screening: 4.30 – 6.00pm
Panel Discussion: 6.00 – 7.00pm

Chair:

Assoc Prof Ana Vila Concejo, Geocoastal Research Group, School of Geosciences

Panel:

Prof Maria Byrne, School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Assoc Prof Jody Webster, Geocoastal Research Group, School of Geosciences
Prof Iain McCalman, Co-Director, Sydney Environment Institute
David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific

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