When we think of warming ocean temperatures in Australia, we often think of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.

But many don’t know about the damages it could cause to the Great Southern Reef, which reaches all the southern coast of Australia, including Tasmania.

Story produced by Bella Goward, Grace Beech, Nikki Richardson, Isabella Sorensen, and Kala Wahono.

Image: A coral in the Great Southern Reef in WA. Image by John Turnbull on Flickr

Featured In Story: Michael ‘Mick’ Baron – Dive instructor and biologist, Professor Craig Johnson – Marine Community Ecologist at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Senator Pete Whish-Wilson – Tasmanian Greens Party, and Gretta Pecl – Director of Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS). IPCC Lead Author, Chair Redmap Australia

First aired on The Wire, Friday 24 June 2022