Ocean Journey By nina caprio, kaitlynn ott, gilbert saunders

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. It is located in Queensland, Australia.

There are 1,625 different species of fish. Also home to the Dugong which is one of the world's most important species.

Dugong and tropical fish

The Great Barrier Reef is home to hundreds on species of hexacorals (hard corals) and octocorals (sea pens, blue corals, soft corals, sea fans).

Sea fan, Hard coral, Soft coral

All ocean plants have the same 3 adaptations- combine sunlight and nutrients from the water for energy, can move to obtain maximum sunlight, and pollen floats around ocean so the plant can reproduce.

Underwater sunlight

Ocean currents are responsible for the regulation of local weather conditions. Without oceans the earth would be a dry, lifeless planet.

Currents and the desert, which would represent earth without oceans.
Ocean geography

The Great Barrier Reef average temperature is 29 degrees Celsius, which is 84.2 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Great Barrier Reef is a great place to visit and explore. Come along on the Ocean Journey cruise ship and experience the wonders of the world with us!

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-barrier-reef

Credits:

Created with images by FraukeFeind - "great barrier reef coral australia" • Paul from www.Castaways.com.au - "Great Barrier Reef, Eddy Reef off Mission Beach" • PublicDomainImages - "manatee underwater sea" • Lawrie83 - "fish" • NOAA Photo Library - "reef0544" • q.phia - "red sea fan lekuan 1, siladen, indonesia" • r.mcminds - "20130808--IMG_3935.jpg" • PollyDot - "soft coral aquarium waving hands" • PublicDomainPictures - "below beneath blue" • jurvetson - "Sun Shower" • tata_aka_T - "Peaceful Moment" • bohemiannie - "currents" • tpsdave - "africa landscape desert" • eutrophication&hypoxia - "River Influence in the GBR" • jessica mullen - "DSCN2632.JPG"

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