2012. The Great Barrier Reef ecosystem covers an area larger than Great Britain and only 6 percent of it is coral reef. This film investigates these other varied environments around the coral and how they work together in complex ways to sustain the reef and all its life.

With hundreds of islands, vast mangrove swamps, strange soft coral gardens, sand flats and meadows of seagrass - the Great Barrier Reef is a breeding ground for fascinating wildlife. In this episode, the intimate link between the marine life of the reef and the mainland and its coastal vegetation will be explored.

Film Duration: 58 min