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Coral Seas

Episode 6 of 8

David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans. Developed over centuries, coral reefs house fragile ecosystems, but they too have to fight to survive.

Amazingly beautiful and complex, coral reefs develop from humble beginnings. Tiny larvae settle and then over hundreds of years the intricate and fragile reefs that we so enjoy grow, inch by inch. Reefs are adorned with spectacularly colourful life, but it is no tropical paradise. Space is at a premium and even the coral itself fights to survive. And then, at night, the sharks come out to hunt. Layer upon layer the coral supports innumerable animals, but one big storm can threaten the entire community.

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58 minutes

Last on

Wed 17 Oct 2018 15:45

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Role Contributor
Presenter David Attenborough
Producer Martha Holmes
Series Producer Alastair Fothergill

Broadcasts

  • Wed 17 Oct 2001 21:00
  • Sun 21 Oct 2001 14:55
  • Thu 15 Nov 2001 02:20
  • Sat 9 Feb 2002 20:00
  • Thu 14 Feb 2002 00:40
  • Thu 30 May 2002 19:00
  • Tue 18 Nov 2003 01:40
  • Tue 17 Aug 2004 01:30
  • Sun 21 Nov 2004 15:35
  • Sun 7 Oct 2007 18:00
  • Sat 13 Aug 2011 19:00
  • Sun 14 Aug 2011 02:55
  • Sat 21 Jul 2012 19:00
  • Sun 22 Jul 2012 02:40
  • Thu 4 Apr 2013 16:15
  • Thu 11 Dec 2014 13:10
  • Mon 20 Feb 2017 15:25
  • Mon 18 Dec 2017 17:00
  • Wed 17 Oct 2018 15:45

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