Brain coral, brainy project
As an artist who specializes in immersive video installations, Wallworth created a film called Coral: Rekindling Venus, which is designed to be shown in planetariums. It showcases the beauty and value of the imperiled ecosystems.
The above image shows the eerie glow of a brain coral in waters near Papua New Guinea. Brain coral is an important reef-building species.
Room and board
In a still from the film, a green turtle, one of six turtle species found in Australian waters, swims near the Great Barrier Reef.
Ready to travel
Apolemia are siphonophores, the taxonomic order that includes many gelatinous creatures that are actually many individuals strung together, but have the appearance of one organism. One of the most famous is the Portuguese Man o' War.
The film "Coral: Rekindling Venus" focuses not only on corals, but on the many creatures that live near coral reefs around the world.
Natural light show
As seen in this still from the film, many corals emit a fluorescent glow when viewed under specialized lights.