The Great Barrier Reef is very important to Aboriginal people, and their connection with the Great Barrier Reef goes back over 60,000 years. Before Captain Cook arrived, the Great Barrier Reef was used as a fishing and hunting spot for the Aborignal. They also had made canoes to travel from island to island in the reef to catch different sorts of fish and sea life.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority works with the Aboriginal people to keep their connections with the Great Barrier Reef. They also think that keeping the connections with the Aboriginal people and the reef with help protect the reef. The Marine Park Authority created a group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people in December 2008 called the ' land and sea country indigenous partnership program ' the program got $10 million towards the program over 5 years.
The Great Barrier Reef is located on the coast of Queensland and Cairns. It is also 18.2871 degrees S, 147.6992 degrees E. The Great Barrier Reef is made up of many islands which means it does not have a distinct shape, but it is still possible to tell the size of the reef. The reef is 344,400 km2.
There are many different types of plants and vegetation In the Great Barrier Reef. Sea does not have sea forests of anything like land but they still have vegetation. Humans use a lot of different types vegetation in the Great Barrier Reef, one of them being seaweed.
The Climate ( weather ) at the Great Barrier Reef is tropical, It's has very hot summers. It has the same climate as Brisbane & cairns as it is in that area. The Great Barrier Reef only has two seasons, as it is a wet climate. These seasons are ' the green ' and ' the dry '
Cone shells are one of the many different types of shells in the Great Barrier Reef. These shells are very common and can also be found in lots different places other then the reef. They can have either a very thin or very thick shaped shell, they are also all different shapes and sizes. Cone shells are the shells from a cone snail. These are mostly found in mud, sand flats and shallow water areas and are picked up by many humans especially children along many beaches. The snails eat mostly marine organisms and worms along with other molluscs. Theses snails can be poisonous to humans as they do have venom.
Great Barrier Reef references
Many movies, videos and documentarys have been made about or including the Great Barrier Reef. Some of them being in David Attenboroughs documentarys or Disney's ' finding nemo '.
Finding Nemo is a movie about a fish that got taken from the Great Barrier Reef. This movie lets out a lot of messages and morals about the Great Barrier Reef and just life in general. This movie was released in 2003 and is still popular to this day. The movie earned $871 million worldwide before even releasing the movie on disk. The movie includes many species of fish and animals in the Great Barrier Reef but the mains ones were a Ocellaris clown fish and a blue tang.