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.

Richard vevers

Phil dustan

Dr. James porter

Dr. Ruth gates

Founder and CEO of The Ocean Agency, The Creative Agency for the Ocean. Projects include: 50 ReefsGlowing Glowing GoneThe Ocean Pledge

Professor of Biology at College of Charleston & University of Charleston; Advisor for; 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.

Founder of Gates Coral Lab; Former Director & Research Professor at Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology; Dr. Gates passed away in 2018, but her legacy lives on. Projects include: Lost Cities: A Story of Coral

Dr. OVE Hoegh-Guldberg

Jeff Orlowski

Zackery Rago

Trevor Mendelow

Director of the Global Change Institute; Professor of Marine Science at the University of Queensland; Member of Australian Academy of Science.

Founder of Exposure Labs; Director of Chasing Coral, Chasing Ice, & The Social Dilemma. Director of Vice VR film “Living with Panthers;” Producer of Frame By Frame

PhD candidate at Elizabeth Madin Lab, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. Projects include: Teens 4 Oceans, View into the BlueThe Ocean Blueprint, Great Barrier Reef Legacy’s “Search for Super Corals”

Founder & Managing Director of View into the Blue & The Ocean Blueprint; Former Founder & Managing Director of Teens 4 Oceans

Dr. mark Eakin

“Charlie” Veron

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”

Senior scientist in CGD’s Oceanography Section of National Center for Atmospheric Research; Vice-president of International Coral Reef Society; Projects include: Raising Coral

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.

Impact campaign

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!