Listening To Coral Reefs

Think Sustainability

Episode 156

Coral reefs are under serious threat, an IPCC report predicts that even if global warming is limited to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels it would result in a 70-90 percent decline of tropical coral reefs. In this episode we open our eyes, nose and ears to discuss the innovative ways coral reefs can be conserved. In the first half of this episode we learn about the sounds of coral reefs and in the second half the ‘smell’ of coral reefs.

  • Dr Miles Parsons, research scientist, Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Dr Caitlin Lawson, research associate at the Climate Change Cluster (C3), University of Technology Sydney and School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle
Producer/Presenter: Marlene Even
Music: Epidemic Sound
Ningaloo Reef lagoon area recording (credit: Reef Song Project, AIMS)
North West Australia Fish Choruses recording (credit: Curtin University)

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