Great Barrier Reef

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The dying Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier is a popular tourist destination with around 2 million visitors every year. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral Reef system. It is located in the coral sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.


Did you know that the Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space?

Human impact

Over fishing, pollution and global warming cause harm to the reef. About 1/5 of the reef has been destroyed and not recovered and also 1/4 of the reef is endangered.

The Dying Reef

Pollution and Global Warming

Pollution causes water contamination. It also fills the reef with rubbish and human waste which will choke the fish. Human waste directly destroys the health and stability of the reefs ecosystem.


Furthermore, human also impact on the environment by releasing toxic gas to the air causing the change in temperature. This means the water also gets warmer and the cold water fish might die.

Angela Dang and Tepy Moth

Additional note: Please don't be one of the people that pollute and over fish this beautiful place.


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