Available for school class visits through June 2013. Arrived too late to be included in the printed Planetarium school calendar, but performances for schools are available through June 2013. To reserve seats for your class, please call (585) 697-1942.
A silvery wall of sharks darts around the corner straight at you. Turning, you find yourself in a dazzling marine metropolis, a kaleidoscopic realm of tiny life-forms living hundreds of feet below the surface in peaceful partnerships. An octopus hides in plain sight among the corals, perfectly camouflaged, while a lionfish waves its feathery, but poisonous, spines. Suddenly, a 300-pound potato cod, feeling threatened, changes its spots right before your eyes. And meanwhile, a cleaner shrimp, wiggling its tiny antennae, swims boldly towards your mouth looking for dinner between your teeth.
Welcome to a world unlike any other, a world that has been called the “soul of the sea.” This is life on a coral reef – where some of the planet’s most diverse, fascinating and mysterious landscapes and creatures exist hidden from our sight. It is a world few human beings will ever experience up close, yet one that helps sustain the very balance of life on earth.
Locations seen in the film: Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, Tahiti, and Rangiroa Atoll in French Polynesia.
For more information and an educator's guide, visit the film's website here.