The Great Barrier Reef

by Maddison Dron

The Reef is the worlds most exensive coral reef system and the riches diversity on earth. It is a magical reef of colours.

Size and Reef Location

The Great Barrier Reef is Victoria + Tasmania put together. In the area it is 344, 000 km squared. There are 3000 small reefs all together. It is in the Coral Sea on North East coast Australia.

Marine Life

The Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 1500 types of fish. 215 different types of sea birds. 6 speices of turtles, 17 sea snakes. So many more like whales, large clams, sting rays and sea horses. But there are lots more.

Threats to the reef

There are many serious threats to the reef and scientists beliweve that in 20-30 years left. Some threats pastic bags because it goes down the drain and goes into the ocean, turtles think it is jellyfish so they eat it. Anther is over oil spills and over fishing.

Facts

It is the largest reef system on earth. From space you can see the great barrier reef . It's about seven percent comprised of coral reefs. The great barrier reef in one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. 900 islands as well.

In one year over 2 million vistors.