Twilight Zone dive image

Previously recorded on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Member Talk recording
Exploring the Coral Reef's Twilight Zone

Coral reefs are one of the most iconic, diverse, and threatened ecosystems on Earth, yet, the deeper portions of this habitat, which correspond to as much as two thirds of it, remain largely unexplored and unprotected. The Academy has a highly trained and experienced team of scientists and technical rebreather divers that are comprehensively exploring these deeper reefs for the first time. Join Dr. Luiz Rocha and Bart Shepherd, Co-Directors of the Academy’s Hope For Reefs Initiative, to learn how this project is a central part of the initiative, how we are taking on this challenging task, and the stories behind some of our most spectacular discoveries.