For the International Year of the Reef The Jetlagged collaborated with ZMT Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research to release their latest video, ‘Coral Reefs- Life Below the Surface’ a 360-degree fully immersive VR experience dive into the reefs of the Coral Triangle.
The video was filmed over a one-month period in November 2017 in Raja Ampat, Indonesia but also includes some shots from Gili Trawangan, Lombok, and is the product of over 100 hours of filming time. During the film, the viewer is taken on a journey through the Coral Triangle and its spectacular reefs. At a recent screening event in Germany, viewers were so blown away by the VR experience that one viewer attempted to equalize her ears, and several others stuck their arms out to swim!
‘These underwater gardens have the largest biodiversity of life on Earth and can only be compared to tropical rainforests. But as the planet keeps warming, our oceans are changing. Coral bleaching, ocean acidification, overfishing and pollution are threatening the world’s coral reefs and their fragile ecosystems. Our oceans and its reefs must be protected now for the benefit of future generations and the health of our blue planet.’
Original Source: Coral Reefs- Life Below the Surface Press Release