The Great Barrier Reef

Jay Flores

The Great Barrier Reef is a majestic world full of 2,900 individual reefs off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia. The sprawling reef can be seen from space and is not only the world's largest coral reef system but also the largest structure on Earth made by living organisms.


Things to do!



-go scuba diving

-snorkeling

-fishing

-sailing

-tan

- go to the surrounding beaches



Accommodations


You would have to stay in Australia, Greenland, or one of the islands and take a boat to get to the Barrier Reef


Health Issues


The only health issues you would have if you went to the Great Barrier Reef would be if you get stung by one of the animals in the water. Ex: stingrays, jellyfish, sea urchines


Restrictions on visiting the reef


You must not take or possess protected fish species in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park unless you have a Marine Parks Permit

Not many restrictions now but....

World Heritage sites such as the Great Barrier Reef or Kathmandu, in Nepal, could be taken off the tourism map by 2020 due to the effects of climate change and too many visitors