Summary: The Great Barrier Reef

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Earth is a precious resource, for it is home to many amazing, unique habitats and species. In current times, there has been troubling news that human hands are destroying many creatures and areas. Sources of the damages include air pollution from production activities and deforestation. When a specific environment is impacted, there is a long-lasting change. For example, when a home is demolished, the inhabitants do not have a place to go and will likely lose protection from prey. An ecosystem is interconnected, and if one part is weakened, the other parts will also experience more complicated effects. There have been new areas of science that focus on sustainability, which is the protection and maintenance of our natural resources for current and future generations. The Great Barrier Reef (GBR), one of the most diverse and rich ecosystems in the world, is experiencing negative impacts from human activities, and if this continues, the habitat may cease to exist.
Spanning almost 1,300 miles, the Great Barrier Reef extends along the coast of Australia and is home to millions of different of organisms, ranging from the smallest microorganisms to the largest species of fish and mammals. The reef includes over 400 species of coral, 4,000 species of mollusks, different types of sponges, over 1,400 different species of fish, including
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However, humans are one of the main causes of the fatal death of one of the greatest Wonders of the World. As a global community, every person is obligated to protect the environment and reduce his very large footprint. With both the natural and manmade threats to the reef, difficult for recovery of the dead zones, but measures have been taken to help combat the pressures. Although people may never see a full recovery of this habitat, with a commitment to protecting the reef, there is hope for future

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