Australian Story

With early signs the Great Barrier Reef may be bleaching again, this episode tells the timely story of a scientist’s passion and determination to save some of the world’s great coral reefs from extinction.

Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is at the forefront of a bold new global plan to combat the devastating effects of climate change on coral reefs. It is called “50 Reefs” and funded by US philanthropy.

A marine biologist and underwater adventurer, Professor Hoegh-Guldberg has been captivated by the ocean and coral reefs since childhood when he would play with real fish instead of toys in his bathtub.

Watch this story here.