Reefs

Katherine Austin

Red Sea Coral Reef

The Red Sea Coral Reef stretches over 1,240 miles and is over 5,000 years old. The Red Sea Reefs have a high tolerance for the high temperatures that come from global warming. These reefs are home to over 1,200 different species of fish and over 200 of corals. Because of the lack of rainfall, the water in the Red Sea is exceptionally clear which makes it an ideal location for scuba diving. However, if you participate in diving or tourism activities in the southern part of the Red Sea, you run the risk of getting involved with pirates. The Red Sea never gets very cold, it's temperature ranges from 82 degrees F in the winter to 93 degrees F in the summer.

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef includes over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest structure made entirely by living organisms. It is a very popular scuba diving location due to it's warm, clear water. The Great Barrier Reef is also a popular tourist location for boating, fishing, snorkeling and helicopter flights. It has also been noted as one of the seven wonders of the the world! The Great Barrier Reef is also home to thousands of species of animals.