Essay On The Great Barrier Reef

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Off the Northeast coast of Australia, a line of surf rises above the pacific ocean. Beneath the water’s surface, creating breaking waves, is the most magical marine environment on earth, the Great Barrier Reef. It is a place that is unique and considered one of the world’s seven wonders. The GBR stretches for thousands of miles and is considered the largest living structure on the planet. The reef is made up of three thousand different reefs that allows for the GBR to host the most life in this area than anywhere on the planet. Most of the life here is beautiful, while some look straight out of science fiction, and others down right deadly. The GBR is an amazing ever changing natural miracle. With the most diverse marine life, it always seems to be as busy as a never ending rush hour throughout the reef. The GBR is so massive it is the only living structure that is visible from space. High temperature is having negative affect on the GBR causing destruction. The Great Barrier Reef is under threat from the most widespread, rapid and damaging set of industrial developments in Australia’s history. The Australian Government is fast-tracking dredging and dumping of millions of tons of seabed and rock, and encouraging increased shipping through the narrow straits between reefs. Many of …show more content…
I would like to discuss what beauty of life resides there, as well as what the current status of that life there is. I want to hit main points of status of the Great Barrier Reef, climate change, warmer ocean temperatures, bleaching of the coral reefs, contaminates from river run off, and human touring affects. Most of the Reef is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and various parts of it are protected in certain ways. In example, fishing is restricted in some areas and particular animals like dolphins, whales, and green turtles are

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