The Great Barrier Reef By danielLa Flynn

About The Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is over 500,000 years old and is treasured by Australais community. The reef is located in Queensland Australia and is 344,400 square kilometres and is full of sea life. The reef is made of hundreds of islands made of over 600 types of hard and soft coral. The reef is home countless of animals and species such as sharks, Dolphins, turtles, stingrays ect.

The reef is very popular and has around 2 million visitors each year coming to see the extradinary sea life and corals and sea life.

Endangered species

There are so many endangered species living at the reef that people don't know about such as the clown fish, Ses horse, pipefish, whale shark and grey nurse shark ect.

There are over 1 million sea birds and 100,00 sea life are killed by pollution every year, this is why there aren't many species left.

I think Finding Nemo was a great way to show children and adults the aspects of a fish and what it's like to be endagered. Finding Dory is the second addition to Finding Nemo and it was very popular, so making movies like this is a good way to get everyone to know about pollution.

Pollution

Pollution at The Great Barrier Reef is very bad, a current climate change issue is global warming and the coral polyps that is the key component to corals requires a stable climate. So having huge changes in the climate and effect the coral and can cause coral bleaching.

Coral bleaching is when water gets to warm and corals will expel the alga living in their tissues causing the coral to turn completely white. Corals can survive bleaching but they are under more stress and are under a lot of stress.

Pollution affects the world and pollution in the air puts humans at a higher risk of getting lung cancer as we are breathing in all of those nasty chemicals.

Plan to keep our reef safe

The plan to keep our beautiful reef alive started in 2015 and will end in 2050, the plan to keep our reef healthy and Australia wants everyone to enjoy the reef and will still be here for future generations.

Bibliography

www.qm.qld.gov.au. www.greatbarrier.org www.smh.com.au Portdouglasmeridan.com

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By Daniella Flynn

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