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    The Great Barrier Reef is a coastal habitat off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The system is the largest coral reef and living structure in the world, reaching around 2,575 in length. It’s made up of approximately 2,900 individual reefs with 900 islands. The Great Barrier Reef is the perfect habitat for many species of marine life such as coral and over one thousand five hundred species of fish. The reef contains many different life forms such as: fish, sea turtles, giant clams, sea snakes, nudibranch, stingray, sharks, seahorses, and numerous other species. The Great Barrier Reef also provides support to the ecosystem through its ability to form coral and allow other marine life to live among the coral. The reef is threatened through climate change. With rising temperatures the coral becomes stressed which leads to coral bleaching. The beautiful reef is an important contributor to the ocean’s ecosystem. The current Great Barrier Reef is approximately 500,000 years old, growing over…

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    The Great Barrier Reef Do you want a perfect place to vacation that has breathtaking views of some rare, colorful coral? Would you like to dive into salty, blue aqua waters? Do you want to discover some eye-opening mysterious creatures? Then take a trip to Queensland, Australia and check out the Great Barrier Reef! Today, we are going to dive deep into the gorgeous, colorful Great Barrier Reef and learn all about it. Let’s research the reefs protection, figure out how it started, and ponder…

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    RESEARCH QUESTION: “What are the negative impacts of tourism on the Great Barrier Reef and what conservation strategies/methods have been implemented to reduce these negative impacts?” INTRODUCTION: Stretching over 3000km along Australia’s eastern coastline, the Great Barrier is a national and global treasure which is classified as the world’s largest reef ecosystem. The Great Barrier Reef is a world heritage area, comprising the Great Barrier Reef Region in addition to Queensland internal…

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    Heart Reef The Heart Reef, in the Great Barrier Reef, is a beautiful organisation of coral and rocks naturally formed into the shape of a heart. The reef was created by hundreds of years of dead coral building up in a massive, underwater stone wall, which has then grown algae and new coral, which reproduces, dies and grows year by year. The Heart Reef is a beautiful array of stunning coral formations, naturally shaped into a heart. Surrounded by bright blue, crystal clear water, the heart…

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    Cozumel Research Paper

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    Located ten kilometers off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, the diminutive Cozumel, also known as the Island of Swallows, is an underwater marine park that protects the delicate balance of its spectacular coral reefs and its diverse marine life. Whether urban legend, historical fact, or still contested “truth”, many believe that a Frenchman and undersea explorer by the name of Jacques Cousteau put Cozumel on the map when he declared the region the most beautiful scuba diving area in the…

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    It takes about 24 to 30 months for an emperor angelfish to acquire its adult coloring. It is believed that a juvenile 10 -14 cm in length is the best sized emperor angelfish for adjusting to life in a captive environment such as aquaria. Also, the color changes in captivity may occur earlier than it would in the wild, and the final adult coloration may not be as splendid as that seen in a wild-caught adult emperor angelfish. Geographic range: The emperor angelfish, Pomacanthus imperator, is…

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    Great Barrier Reef Issues

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    Current issue in the Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef (GBR) has been in the centre of topic for environmentalist for the past decades as it is the biggest and longest natural coral reef in the world. With thousands of exotic aquaculture species that are exclusive to that region only, it has become one of the heritage national marine parks in the world. However, with the mining boom in Queensland, more ports and industrial activities have been taken places along the coastal regions to boost…

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    Who doesn't have a dream to travel the world at some point in life? We all know we'd like to go somewhere, but it's a huge world out there, and it can be hard to know which spots to hit first. Here are the top 10 ideas for amazing places to see in your lifetime. Number Ten: Travel to The Great Barrier Reef, Australia This reef is the largest living thing on the entire planet. That alone should make you want to go! Number Nine: Christ the Redeemer, Brazil This statue is almost 100 feet high,…

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    Coral Reefs Essay

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    's ph of 8.1, due to the absorption of carbon dioxide in the oceans. The gas binds with ions to form carbonic acid which softens the water, ruining the habitat for corals reefs. The acid affects the corals ability to builds its skeleton because their is less calcium ions in the water for it to use. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 's stated "From a current pH of 8.2 (alkaline), it is predicted that the ocean’s pH could fall to about 7.8 (still slightly alkaline) by 2100." Slight…

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    Cultural Experience

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    Academic and cultural experience/shock. I was fortunate enough to have such a great opportunity of going to Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia on student exchange program. I reached Brisbane on 18th .Feb. The college organised an orientation on 22nd Feb. The orientation was very well planned and succeed its purpose of making newcomers feel like home. Many informative sessions were held about accommodation, financial aid and medical help. QUT has three campus- Gardens…

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