On Saturday 19 November 2016, Award winning film maker, Richard Fitzpatrick has captured one of the world’s most stunning natural events, the annual Coral Spawning, from Sunlover Reef Cruises’ Moore Reef pontoon.
Richard Fitzpatrick, research fellow specialising in Marine Biology at James Cook University and Emmy Award winning cinematographer captured the annual coral spawning event, from Moore Reef on the outer Great Barrier Reef off Cairns.
Fitzpatrick’s production company, Biopixel specialises in natural history film-making, with particular focus on research and conservation. Sunlover Reef Cruises’ Marine Biologist, Pablo Cogollos, assisted Richard with the production by providing suggested locations at the Moore Reef site, including a detailed trail map.
“This successful coral spawning event is evidence that our marine environment is resilient and as active as ever. As a major reef operator from Cairns, and Green Leader under the Eco-Tourism program, it is important for us to work with marine scientists who capture these wonderful natural events and share them with the widest possible audience. This coral spawning event again demonstrates why this is one of the world’s most important World Heritage Areas.”