New David Attenborough series focuses on the Great Barrier Reef
A new BBC TV series featuring David Attenborough will be starting on December 30 2015, focusing on the Great Barrier Reef. Well known for being the largest reef system in the world, the Great Barrier Reef stretches along the Queensland coast for 2300km.
Two of our universities – the University of Queensland and James Cook University – have been involved in the series and it’s accompanying interactive website: The Great Barrier Reef: An Interactive Journey; contributing research findings and knowledge towards the project. The University of Queensland’s research facility at Heron Island is also featured in a video on the website.
The multi-disciplinary project aims to show the many dimensions of the reef – the diversity of wildlife supported by this unique ecosystem, as well as how climate change and mining are affecting it.
The website is already up online here, and the TV series of three episodes will begin showing on BBC One at 9pm on 30 December. Details of the TV series can be found on the BBC website.
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