The Great Barrier Reef
What is a coral reef?
What is the Great Barrier Reef?
Why is the coral of the Great Barrier Reef important?
Just like any other coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef is home to many marine animals. It also helps with: protecting coastlines from the damaging effects of wave action and tropical storms, it is the source of nitrogen and other essential nutrients for marine food chains, assists in carbon and nitrogen fixing, and help with nutrient recycling.
The Great Barrier Reef generates more than1.5 billion dollars every year for the Australian economy, from fishing and tourism
Threats to the reef.
- Preservation- to maintain
- Conservation- protect from harm or distruction
- Restoration- to return sometihing to its former state