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Few reefs are as pristine as this - worldwide, half of all shallow coral reefs have already died © Oliver Scholey/Silverback/Netflix

Few reefs are as pristine as this - worldwide, half of all shallow coral reefs have already died © Oliver Scholey/Silverback/Netflix

Coastal seas

Our coastal seas are a rich community of plants and animals working together, all of which are vital to the health of our planet and humanity.

Coastal seas count for 7% of our ocean, yet they are responsible for 95% of the world's marine production - these are our planet's fishing grounds. Despite their importance to humanity, few are protected. Yet wherever effective protection exists, life bounces back in abundance.

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How To Save Our Coastal Seas

Sir David Attenborough explains: How to catch more fish, feed more people and restore our coastal seas.

 

Behind the Scenes - Great Barrier Reef

Behind the scenes: Cameraman Alex Vail, who grew up on the Great Barrier Reef, shares his sadness at witnessing a coral bleaching event.

 

Our Planet | Otters | Clip | Netflix

Loved this otterly adorable scene from Our Planet? Here it is again!

 

Help create a #NetFreeNorth

Commercial gill net fishing is threatening dugongs in the northern Great Barrier Reef. These deadly nets hang like lethal curtains across the seabed. Once entangled, dugongs and other marine wildlife can drown within minutes.

 

World's Biggest Fishery

Peru is home to the world's biggest fishery and spectacular wildlife, but it wasn't always like this. Watch the story of the fishermen of Peru.

 

Tiny Island, Big Plastic Problem

This remote and uninhabited island is an important nesting site for marine turtles, but sadly it's littered with plastic and marine debris, washed ashore from thousands of kilometres away.

 

Humpback whale feeding off Cape Town © Copyright (C) Steve Benjamin/Silverback Films / Netflix

© Copyright (C) Steve Benjamin/Silverback Films / Netflix

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