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Capturing Life's Genesis: Coral Spawn Collection

Season 3 Episode 1 | 3m 52s

Professor Peter L. Harrison from Southern Cross University and his team use specialized nets to capture precious coral spawn before it drifts away on the current. This ingenious device allows the spawn, a vital mixture of eggs and sperm, to rise to the surface, where it's gently caught, preserving the genesis of entire coral reefs.

Extras
The innovative mission to restore coral reefs with a groundbreaking musical twist.
Dr M. Sanjayan investigates the urgent efforts to help coral reefs survive climate change.
Dr M. Sanjayan investigates the urgent efforts to help coral reefs survive climate change.
Discover the non-antibiotic solutions used to combat stony coral tissue loss disease.
Meet Floaty Boat, the high-tech vessel ensuring precise coral larvae restoration.
Dr. Niels Martin Schmidt's team are monitoring muskoxen in the frozen northeast.
Sanjayan visits Australia’s east coast to explore mangrove forests, spot dugongs and more.
M. Sanjayan investigates the biodiversity around Cairns Airport and meets the cane toad.
M. Sanjayan visits the Kiwirrkurra community and learns how they control invasive species.
Eco-hydrologist, Dr. Emily Fairfax explains the impact beavers have in burnt landscapes.