“What Peter and Reef Live are doing is showing how we can connect things.”

Lucas Handley

Southern Cross marine science graduate and Reef Live presenter with Professor Peter Harrison (left).

Experience ‘underwater galaxies’ being born with Southern Cross marine graduate

Reef Live reporters Dean Miller, Madison Stewart and Lucas HandleyReef Live reporters Dean Miller, Madison Stewart, and Lucas Handley

Why are corals so important? (0:60)

Professor Peter Harrison: One of the great things about the recent Reef Live episodes on ABC were that it's going to bring home the message to the broader Australian community about just how fragile corals are and how important they are to the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

We know that as sea temperatures rise as a result of global warming the risks of losing more corals through mass bleaching events are also increasing.

We know that as sea temperatures rise as a result of global warming the risks of losing more corals through mass bleaching events are also increasing.

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