Episode 3 - The human and animal residents of the reef prepare as a category five cyclone brings destruction to the North Queensland coast. But as cyclone season finally gives way to calm seas of the dry, the reef begins to recover and thrive. From the mangroves to the coral cays reef fish populations flourish, and mysterious dwarf minke whales arrive to enjoy the warm tropical waters.
Watch as the reef faces and then recovers from cyclone season.
Witness corals spawn, sea birds nest and turtle hatchlings erupt over the beaches.
View the reef as tourists enjoy the perfect weather and humpback whales give birth.
About Life on the Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems on earth - home to a stunning array of animals, from microscopic plankton to 100-ton whales. The three-part series presents a unique and fresh angle on Australia's greatest natural icon, seen through the eyes of those who live, work, and play in this natural wonderland.
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