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Hope for Corals in Crisis

Coral reefs around the world are facing a dangerous decline, but there is still hope! This behind-the-scenes video highlights some of the novel technologies and approaches WHOI researchers are developing to detect and diagnose at-risk corals before any visible signs of damage when there is still time to intervene. [Total runtime = 9:30]

The complexities of these dynamic coral reef ecosystems require solutions that are rooted in collaboration across disciplines. Researchers highlighted in this film include:

  • Amy Apprill – Microbial Ecologist
  • Aran Mooney – Sensory Biologist
  • Colleen Hansel – Marine Chemist
  • Yogi Girdhar – Underwater Roboticist

Read more about WHOI’s Reef Solutions Initiative


Production Team

  • Produced, Directed, Shot, and Edited by Craig LaPlante
  • Underwater Videography provided by Dan Mele
  • Additional video provided by Danny Hentz
  • Graphic Design by Riley Orlando
  • Production assistance was provided by Veronique LaCapra Ken Kostel Jayne Doucette

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