Coral Bleaching Explained: the story of Frank the coral

Frank the coral has been living peacefully on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef for 400 years. However, Frank noticed that in the last century it started to get gradually hotter… until in 2016 the water temperature went completely out of control putting Frank’s life at risk.

Will this old giant resist the stress of a changing climate? Learn what a coral is and the dangers of coral bleaching in this adorable educational animation video. (Tullio Rossi, Australia – SCINEMA 2016 Finalist)

Video length: 6:37 mins

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Years: 4, 6, 7, 9, 10

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – Extreme Earth Events, The Changing Earth

 Additional: Careers, Technology.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface