New Reef Documentary Challenges Catastrophism

On 10 June 2021, the IPA premiered Dr Jennifer Marohasy’s latest documentary on the Great Barrier Reef: Finding Porites: The Old Corals With Our Climate History.

Among the mysteries hidden in the depths of the Great Barrier Reef is the presence of the monster corals, Porites – are they alive or dead? Archival footage shows that they were cored by scientists in the past. So following Dr Peter Ridd’s advice, Jennifer sets off in search of them accompanied by an American diver who believes the reef is dead, and three Marlin fishermen. They make it all the way to the enchanting Myrmidon Reef, but do they find the corals?