Beibu Gulf Series | Episode 3: Rocks and waves

Amid erosion from the waves, the volcanic rocks of Weizhou Island in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region offer cavities of all shapes and sizes. The waves attract marine life. A distinctive ecosphere has emerged and endowed Weizhou Island with a unique intertidal zone.

The receding tides reveal the corals scattered in the depressions fastening themselves to the rocks. They follow the rhythms of nature. Most corals spend the day hiding in their strongholds, and extend their tentacles in search of food after nightfall. Rich sustenance allows them to luxuriate on the seafloor. 

About 'Journeys in Nature': Beibu Gulf Series

Beibu Gulf, located in South China, is an important link between the southwestern regions of the country and the rest of the world. This area boasts not only economic vitality, but also ecological biodiversity. CGTN Nature's film crew traveled to the gulf and discovered rare animal and plant species, including Eden's whale, the Chinese white dolphin, the Malabar pied hornbill and the Francois' monkey, to name only a few.

For more:

Beibu Gulf Series | Episode 1: Sea of whales

Beibu Gulf Series | Episode 2: Volcanic island

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