an epic adventure to capture our changing oceans
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 and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
Chasing Coral released globally on Netflix in 2017, and continues to reach and inspire new audiences today. It has played at over 80 festivals and 3,000 community screenings world wide.
meet the subjects
These scientists and researchers continue to make waves in the field, classrooms, and beyond.
Dr. James porter
Dr. Ruth gates
Professor of Biology at College of Charleston & University of Charleston; Advisor for SeaLevelRise.org; Founding Principal Investigator on the US EPA Florida Keys Coral Reef / Hardbottom Monitoring Project.
Professor of Ecology, University of Georgia; Member of International Scientific Advisory Board on Sea-Dumped Chemical Weapons; Speaker at House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for IPBES.
Dr. OVE Hoegh-Guldberg
Director of the Global Change Institute; Professor of Marine Science at the University of Queensland; Member of Australian Academy of Science.
PhD candidate at Elizabeth Madin Lab, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. Projects include: Teens 4 Oceans, View into the Blue, The Ocean Blueprint, Great Barrier Reef Legacy’s “Search for Super Corals”
Dr. mark Eakin
Dr. Joanie Kleypas
Dr. Justin Marshall
Coordinator of Coral Reef Watch at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Chief Scientific Advisor for Chasing Coral
Author of “A Reef in Time” Former Chief Scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science; Projects include: Great Barrier Reef Legacy “Search for Super Corals”
Director of CoralWatch – Citizen Science on the Reef; Professor & ARC Laureate Fellow at The University of Queensland.
Meet the team
The film took more than 3 years to shoot and is the result of 500+ hours of underwater footage and coral bleaching submissions from volunteers in 30 countries.
We are so grateful for the hundreds of people that came together to bring the unknown story of our reefs to the surface.
In 2017 we launched an impact campaign to ensure the loss of our reefs does not go unnoticed. We’re thrilled to say Chasing Coral has been shared far and wide by communities using the film to grow local solutions and in 2019 we were honored with the DocImpact Hi5 for excellence in filmmaking and creating significant and measurable social impact.
From inspiring politicians to pass relevant legislation, mobilizing voters, empowering youth activists, we’re not through yet. Join us in waking up the world!