The Crystal Reef

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In conjunction with TIME Kids’ special Earth Day issue, take a dive underwater with marine scientist Dr. Fio Micheli to a unique reef off the coast of Italy. In this educational new experience, learn about ocean acidification and how this reef gives Dr. Micheli and other researchers insight into the future of climate change and the effects of human-produced carbon dioxide.

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Experience the Deep Dive Down to the Reef

Half of the world’s coral reefs have died in the last 30 years. New research in the journal Nature shows that even if people succeed in protecting reefs from pollution and overfishing, global warming remains a deadly threat.

In The Crystal Reef, viewers meet marine scientist Dr. Fio Micheli and see the effects of climate change. With Micheli, viewers explore a rocky reef off the coast of Italy to learn about ocean acidification and the toll that human-produced carbon dioxide is taking on the reef.

The Crystal Reef was produced by Cody Karutz. He worked with Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) to create the experience. The Crystal Reef is now offered on Blue Trot and LIFE VR.

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