Coral reefs have engaged the attention of Australian artist Lynette Wallworth for years, resulting in the creation of her film Coral: Rekindling Venus, which premiered earlier this month at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, marking both World Environment Day (June 5 this year) and the rare astronomical event in which Venus transited the sun (this occurred June 5-6). Read this article, which details what inspired Wallworth to undertake what she describes as a "call to action" on behalf of coral and the potential for destruction posed by climate change, then watch the trailer below. Be sure to take a look at the fascinating research section at the film's Website, which includes information about coral bleaching and an interactive real-time data visualization that tracks at-risk reefs.
Coral Rekindling Venue on FaceBook, Twitter, and Pinterest
NASA: 2012 Transit of Venus (Dedicated Website)
Rekindling Venus - Augmented Reality on Vimeo