Since pioneering explorer Valerie Taylor first made a documentary about the Coral Sea more than half a century ago, this last sea treasure faces perhaps its greatest test.
In January 2016, we journeyed hundreds of kilometers from Cairns out into to the Coral Sea with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, visiting Holmes Reef, Bougainville Reef, and Osprey Reef, to see why this ‘last sea treasure’ is in urgent need of protection. We followed the story of the boat’s videographer, Julia Sumerling, and looked into the history of exploration out on the Coral Sea through the eyes of ocean pioneers like Valerie Taylor, Richard Fitzpatrick and Mike Ball.
Come to the next screening of The Last Sea Treasure, or listen to this interview with Valerie Taylor on ABC Breakfast radio about The Last Sea Treasure documentary. You can also see the gallery of production stills from this assignment, which was sponsored by the Australian Marine Conservation Society and the Save Our Marine Life Alliance.