Great Barrier Reef

By Michaela Bower.

Intoduction

The Great Barrier Reef is a wonderful place. It is full of nature. It is the only living thing you can see from space. Ecosystems are a huge impact to the Great Barrier Reef. It is a popular place. It is 5000 years old. It is in North East Queensland.

Flora

There are many plants and coral in the Great Barrier Reef. There are many colours (i will say the most popular) Blue, Green, Purple, yellow and red. The types of coral are Stagman coral, Nab coral and Tyton coral. There are many others. Did you know that there is 400 spicies of coral? There are plants aswell Jelly plants,Spong plants. The jelly plant is named jelly plant because it moves and lookes a like jelly. Spong plants are named after how they fell. Also 500 spicies of seaweed.


diagram

This diagram shows where the Great Barrier Reef is.


fauna

There are many animals in the Great Barrier Reef. such as crabs, sea urchin, sea Qucuburs, sea enoyimys, sea turtles, Magrays, puffa fish, angle fish, magral fish, grey fish. There are 1,500 species of fish. 90'/, are vegatarirans of fish. 2/5 species of birds, 6 species of sea snake also 6 species of sea turtle. Some of the largest populations of dugon in the world. There are also sea horses and tiger sharks. Tiger sharks only eat longger headed Turtles witch are a nother animal.


Tourism

Tourism is very poplur to the Great Barrier Reef. Tourism cost you $5000 dollars to go and see every thing. It is one of the most visited place in austarila. More than 2,000,00 visit every month.

Therts/Dangers

The Treats and Dangers are the climate change and the over fishing. Climate changing can hurt the coral. The problem with fishing there is that The Great Barrier Reef fishes will get slowly extinct. We dont want any of this to happen.

Solutions

For over fishing less fishing its bad to fish there but we still need food so we can survive. But people think (including me) say that we need to not have the fish decrease.


Insteresting facts

The Great Barrier Reef is the 2end largest Merine park.14,000 years ago the water level was lower than it is today. Thye Great Barrier Reef is the largest ecosystem in the world. The Great Barrier Reef is actually 3000 reefs. It is the largest structure on earth created by living creaturs. It is 1/7 wonders of the world. Also air causes bleach.

Key Charicturistics

The Great Barrier Reef marine park, was a stablised bed in 1995. It's teh largest proceted area in the world. Its 348,700 square km long. this all started 6,0000 years ago.

Conclusion

That is all about the Great Barrier Reef that i have. The Great Barrier Reef is a AWESOME i think all of us should go vist one day.

Bibliograpy

My Bibliograpy

www.youtube.com.au

Australia's most dangerest sharks in the Great Barrier Reef.published in 2013 and by kathey Raily.

www.animals.com.au/greatbarrierreef

www.worldbook.com.au

the great barrier reef plants pulbished in 2012 and by Kathey Raily