The Great Barrier Reef
The Largest Reef System
How have we Impacted it?
Since coral is very sensitive, climate change affects it, and climate change is formed by pollution which we have formed. Poorly managed tourism also has a threat on the coral reef
The Great Barrier Reef, attracts over two million tourists/visitors each year. Also it can be seen outer space! It's bigger than Victoria and Tasmania combined, it's also bigger than Switzerland, England and Holland combined! The Great Barrier Reef's area is over 344,400 kilometre square.
The Great Barrier Reef, is quite significant actually, it's just not one continuous reef, there is 2,900 small reefs and 900 islands. It is also the largest reef structure and marine park in the world, it's so large astronauts can see it from the moon, they call it "a thin white line off the east coast of Australia". In the coral reef there is about 6,500 different species of sea life, that is about 17% compared to the world.