THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Sydney, Australia

WEATHER AND ENVIRONMENT

The best time to visit the Great Barrier Reef is during the summer, December through February. The average tempurture during summer is 68 degrees.

HUMAN IMPACT AND ENDANGERD SPECIES

Even today, we over fish, and pollute the reef. Pollution is caused by farming runoff and development. One fith of the reef is damaged beyond repair, and one fourth is endangered. Signs of global warming are causing the water to heat up and making agressive fish kill off entire species. The water warming up is also killing vital plant life that directly disrupts the food web.