BBC Series: Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough (2015)

60 years ago naturalist David Attenborough embarked on one of his earliest journeys through Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Now, at 89, he’s returned to show us the reef like we’ve never seen it before.

In this three-episode BBC series, Attenborough travels on-board the Australian research vessel, The Alucia, to visit some of the reef’s most vibrant and biodiverse spots. Together with a team of scientists, he takes us to remote places like Heron Island and Elliott Island to bring us moving footage of migrating turtles, noddy birds and manta rays, and through the giant dome of a Triton submarine, guides our descent – hundreds of meters below – to experience the miniscular world of living corals up-close.

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to dive in the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef and have wanted to explore more ever since. (Thank you, David Attenborough for being my trusted guide!)

For more on this amazing series, be sure to check out the interactive website and final episode as it airs on BBC One tomorrow night.

Featured photo by: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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