Great Barrier Reef

Grace A.

A Natural Wonder

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the world and is getting pulled away because of the way humans are interacting with it. Between the number of fish being kill to the trash in the water we aren't helping keep the beauty of this place.
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What We Are Doing

What We Are Doing WRONG

  • Humans are catching too many fish.
  • Humans are throwing trash into the reef.
  • Humans are effecting climate change and coral needs a certain temp to stay healthy.
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What We Can Do To HELP

Helping The Reef

  • We can burn less fossil fuel for the temp
  • Don't throw garbage into the water
  • Find ways to restore the reef

Climate & Precipitation

Temperature:

What It Is Now: 24° C/75° F
Needed:64° Fahrenheit (18° Celsius) to 73° Fahrenheit (23°–29°Celsius)

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Fun Facts


  1. The great barrier reef gets about 2 million tourist destinations each year
  2. Tourism to the reef generates approximately AU$ 5-6 billion per year
  3. The great barrier reef can be seen from space
  4. The great barrier reef is thought to be 20 million years old
  5. 10% of the world's total fish species can be found just within the reef