How do you go about visually capturing mass coral bleaching - a process that spans weeks and months - to show the world the severity of what's happening beneath the waves?⠀
The geniuses behind @chasingcoral, including @coral_buff and @jefforlowski, decided to bring in some big guns - state of the art underwater timelapse systems! I'm no engineer, so the best way I can describe it that you mash a Panasonic GH4 camera and a Raspberry Pi mini computer into a fish bowl, hook it up to an underwater solar charged battery (which weighs the same as a small horse), and slap a fancy windscreen wiper on the outside to keep off algal goo. Seriously clever stuff!⠀
If you're having a night in this Saturday, check out @chasingcoral on @Netflix - an incredible story about an issue you need to know.