Great Barrier Reef

Information on the Great Barrier Reef! :)


The Great Barrier Reef is located in the Coral sea, on Australia's north-eastern coast, it stretches more than 2,300 km along the state of Queensland's coast line, beginning at the tip of Cape York Peninsula in the North and extending down to Bundaberg in the south.

Written By: Adel Oviedo

The Great Barrier Reef is considered to be the worlds largest reef system, it is made up of over 2,900 individual reefs, 900 islands and covers an area of 133,000 square miles. The Great Barrier Reef is also unique as in its the only living organism that can be seen from Space.

The Human Activity

Humans effect The Great Barrier Reef by Coral Bleaching, Pollution, Overfishing and more. Coral Bleaching changes the sea temperature which makes the corals white leaving them unhealthy. Humans have been polluting the Great Barrier Reef for a very long time, its just like that time when people don't put their rubbish in the bin. The rubbish goes down the drain, then into the Ocean. A.K.A - The Great Barrier Reef. No wonder why The Great Barrier Reef isn't as colourful as it is in the pictures..Over fishing happens when more fish are being caught than the population. Gathering as many fish as possible might sound like, YAY TASTY FISH FOR DINNER!!!, Unless you hate fish, Anyway, the point is, is that overfishing has serious consequences!!!