Chasing Coral – A Netflix Original Documentary – A Must See For Boaters

“Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate.  A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why.”

I just watched this documentary and I was overwhelmed.  The dedication of these biologists is pure passion.  The cinematography and underwater photography is amazing.  I was not familiar with the term “bleaching” and I certainly didn’t realize that it was something that happened in months, not years.

The film opens with Richard Vevars explaining that he was an advertising guy who liked diving.  One day he decided that he wanted to do something better with his life and set out to document the ocean like Google maps.  When he was young, his favourite sea creature was the Weedy Seadragon, he started to wonder why he wasn’t seeing as many of these creatures as he used to and, long story short, this documentary was born. Continue reading