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The Last Reef 3D | IMAX Melbourne

The Last Reef 3D


Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Shot on location in Palau, Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico, and The Bahamas, The Last Reef 3D takes us on a global journey to explore our connection with the ocean’s complex, parallel worlds. New underwater 3D technology takes us into the heart of the reef, revealing a habitat more diverse and more colorful than you ever imagined!

The Last Reef 3D showcases the magnificence of coral reefs around the world, whilst highlighting the first hand effects of agriculture and industry on our life sustaining oceans.We think of reefs as exotic, distant places with little or no connection to our everyday world. Yet every reef is a living city beneath the sea with a parallel existence to ours, distant yet undeniably connected to our every day lives.

Reefs are hotspots of biodiversity as vital to life on earth as the rain-forests. They have been shaping our shorelines, literally forming islands and mountains, for millions of years.  With incredible capacity to regenerate, the fossil record shows that given time they have recovered from all of earth’s major extinction events.  Even reefs pulverised by atomic blasts at Bikini Atoll have regenerated.

Yet within our lifetime, reefs have come to face their greatest threat. With 300 tons of anthropogenic carbon dioxide dissolving into the sea every second, the coral, shell and bone that makes up the worlds reefs are beginning to crumble as our oceans become more acidic.  This ocean acidification is causing reefs to vanish at an alarming rate; 90% of Caribbean reefs have already disappeared with scientists now predicting all the world’s coral reefs could be gone within our lifetime...