The Great Barrier Reef
Ecosystem of the reef
The Great Barrier Reefs is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem. The reef contains beautiful islands and coral cays as it covers more than 300,000 square kilometers. Human activity in the Reef areas has led to the increase of pollutants which has eventually damaged the reef.
Damage of the Coral Reef
- Sun screen poisoning the Coral Reef
- Commercial vessels polluting the water
- Fragile corals broken due to reef walking and dropped anchors
- Tourism attractions like fishing are endangering species