Equator - Reef of Riches
The Indonesian archipelago in the Indo-Pacific Ocean comprises thousands of islands, atolls and the largest concentration of coral reefs in the world. This rich and varied environment is a product of a unique set of natural circumstances. The equatorial sun powers ocean currents among the tiny dots of land.Where the archipelago meets the western tip of New Guinea an intersection of ocean currents crates perhaps the world's richest reefs - in the region of the Rajah Ampat Islands.
This stunning high-definition movie will serve as the springboard for a lively discussion about the science behind the beauty and wonder of nature. This is a NHNZ, NHK, France 5, ORF and ZDF co-production in association with Discovery HD Theater & Animal Planet International.
James Maloney, a lecturer in chemistry at Caltech, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Season Cosponsor: Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union