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The Blue Planet—Seas of Life: Coral Seas

Saturday, December 10, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Beckman Auditorium

The coral reef is an ecosystem built by millions and millions of individual animals. In this crowded, frenetic community, every individual has to find its own place and its own way of surviving. In addition to the crown of thorn starfish, the hump head parrot fish, and the colorful harlequin shrimp, this episode features the brown surgeon fish, which streams across the reefs in the Red Sea in large numbers and practices an unusual breeding technique.

A BBC/Discovery Channel co-production.

Annelise Thompson, a graduate student in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.

Presented by: Caltech Committee on Institute Programs

Series: Science Saturdays Series—Matinees for All Ages
$10 (general admission)
For more information, please phone 626-395-4652 or email

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