The Great Barrier Reef

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Where is the great barrier reef?

The marine covers up to 3000km almost parallel to the Queensland Coast, near the coastal town of Bundaberg, up past the tip of Cape York.


Climate Change- damages the reef with very high risk to the ecosystem.

Coral Bleaching- coral bleaching is when coral and unicellular algae mix together.

Pollution- pollution is when there is rubbish in the ocean.

Overfishing- causes high levels of fishing pressure.

Industrialisation- The Great Barrier Reef is under threat from the most widespread, rapid and damaging set of industrial developments in Queensland’s history

Tourists- tourist come from all around the world to visit the Great Barrier Reef, and they dump their rubbish into the ocean.