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Coral Morphologic's magical half-hour-long reef video and your chance to help coral reefs

By Leonard Ho - Posted Mar 07, 2014 09:00 AM
The art/science/aquaculture team, Coral Morphologic, has compiled footage from 23 of their early works "remixed and remastered into a singular half-hour underwater ambient psychedelic trip through the macro world of Florida's coral reef organisms." The 720p version is free to watch. You may also download the 1080p version for $5 with all proceeds going towards reef conservation efforts.

To download the 1080p VOD version of "Natural History Redux" for $5, visit https://vimeo.com/85841105.  Advanced Aquarist whole-heartedly endorses purchasing the $5 VOD for reasons we will soon make clear (aside from the fact that the video is pretty darn nifty and worth the $5 download).

Coral Morphologic has recently shifted focus from commercial retail aquaculture to saving corals from the Deep Dredge project of Miami's Government Cut shipping channel. Coral Morphologic received a grant from the Knight Foundation to support basic lab operations while working to transplant corals that will otherwise be dynamited and dredged to clear path for the new shipping channel. The government has approved Coral Morphologic to relocate these corals to nearby artificial reefs.  Your purchase of the VOD will help directly save the lives of corals.

Coral Morphologic has also been issued permits to allow aquaculture of Caribbean stony corals and sea fans in their Miami Lab.  Furthermore, they will use these corals to develop a new body of work tentatively titled "Coral City," which will include their first feature length film incorporating both aquarium and underwater videography from the artificial reef.   Colin Foord explains to us the goal of their project is to "seek to elevate [the corals] as icons for a 21st century Miami."

All proceeds from the $5 download of "Natural History Redux" will go directly to Coral Morphologic's coral transplantation project, film project, and overall mission to help unlock the secrets coral biology, reproduction, and preservation.

Coral Morphologic's magical half-hour-long reef video and your chance to help coral reefs

Spectular macro footage from "Natural History Redux"

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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