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Rhythms of the Solomons – A Stunning Harmony Between Island People and Marine Life

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What a beautiful way to spend a few minutes – with colorful, astonishing coral reef invertebrates and the sounds of the native peoples of the Solomon Islands. Rhythms of the Solomons, created by Bruce Carlson, paints a peaceful picture of the coexistence of humans with nature. It’s uplifting, and the cinematography is fantastic. From the myriad of crustaceans, molluscs, cnidarians and other marine organisms in this area, one is reminded that some coral reef environments remain in-tact and healthy. While it’s not what we’ve come to expect from a film depicting life on a coral reef (generally frought with environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity), it’s a brilliant little journey into what we hope we can achieve again.

Carin Bondar About the Author: Carin Bondar is a biologist, writer and film-maker with a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia. Find Dr. Bondar online at www.carinbondar.com, on twitter @drbondar or on her facebook page: Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist. Follow on Twitter @drbondar.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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