What Is Coral Bleaching? by Heather Jones
While more and more is being seen on the changing state of coral reefs around the world like the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia, we reported on a smaller nearby reef in New Caledonia showing rapid change not seen before. Using an SFX underwater camera system, the Caitlin Seaview Survey discovered up close how climate change is affecting these corals with high levels of bleaching. In this long form experience, the reader can click/drag on desktop or move a mobile phone around to see a 360 degree view of the underwater reefs in high detail. At the bottom of the page is a motion graphic animation illustrating what happens during coral bleaching, the conditions and human factors leading to it and economic impact of its destruction. Coral reefs are one of the most fragile living systems on earth, and by informing the public on how climate change is affecting them, we can hopefully better learn and save them for future generations.
The main multimedia package URL is above, for just the motion graphic animation please click https://vimeo.com/234071289
CreditsBryan Walsh, Andrew Katz, Justin Worland