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  • The Great Barrier Reef (GBR)

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    The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is the largest and diverse coral ecosystem, and is home to a variety of organisms (Commonwealth of Australia 2016a). However due to environmental and anthropogenic events including climate change, pollution, poor fishing practices, mining and industrialisation (World Wildlife Fund 2016) the GBR is under threat of coral bleaching, eventually causing significant destruction to the ecosystem (Australian Marine Conservation Society 2016). There are numerous sustainability

  • Great Barrier Reef

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    The Great Barrier Reef a World Heritage listed, it is the vastest stretch of coral reef in the world. This essay will provide information on how the Great Barrier Reef is being protected against global warming for our future generations. We all love going to the beach for a swim or a snorkel however a different image was created by an article published by the Australian Academy of Science on their web site Nova Science in the News (2009): “Imagine you are on a beautiful tropical island on the

  • The Great Barrier Reef

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    Numerous diseases affect the world’s coral reefs, however the most prevalent at the current time is coral bleaching. With rising sea surface temperatures, the threat of disease has increased as well; organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are already monitoring conditions affecting these issues throughout the world’s oceans. Understanding how many reefs are currently affected as well as which areas are experiencing the highest severity of damage is highly important

  • Essay on Belize Barrier Reef Platform

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    While the human population continues to grow so does the need for land to contain the growth. In man’s attempt to fulfill this need we find that we are encroaching on lands used for diverse wildlife and plant-life. The problem comes from the fact that when man moves into these new areas he usually takes over and in the process damages or destroys ecosystems that were in place. This loss of ecosystems equates to the loss of animal species and also plant species. This is happening in our world at an

  • Great Barrier Reef Essay

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    TOPIC: The Great Barrier Reef - bleaching of corals Prepared for: Tatiana Tchirkova Further Studies 305 Prepared by: Malgorzata Drozdz Student Number: 100556445 Date of completion: 31st October 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0. Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1.1. Aim ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1.2. Scope …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1.3. General Background ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

  • History Of The Great Barrier Reef

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    formed? The Great Barrier Reef, it has a length of 1,600 miles (2,600 km) and covers 133,000 square miles (344,400 sq. km). The Great Barrier Reef is the largest structure in the world created by living organisms. It supports a wide diversity of life, this includes fish, whales, dolphins, sea turtles and many more. This is the same reason why reef corals exist, also known as the “rainforest of the ocean”. What types of rock are found there There are not types of rocks found in the reef. Most rocks that

  • Great Barrier Reef Biodiversity

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    Queensland, Australia, resides one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. This ecological community teeming with marine life is home to an estimate of 2,900 individual coral reefs, over 1,500 fish species, and is known as one of the most diverse regions occupying planet Earth. According to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), the Great Barrier Reef is “world’s largest coral reef ecosystem”, stretching with an area of 132,974 square miles. Many environmental organizations

  • Review: The Great Barrier Reef

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    Hi, I’m Matilda and today I will be discussing why the great barrier reef needs more protection than ever. The Great Barrier Reef is the most abundant and diverse coral ecosystem on Earth. It contains, over 1600 species of fish, 6 out of the 7 species of marine turtles in the world, 215 species of birds, and more than 3000 species of shells. This rich and diverse range of species needs to be protected no matter the cost. The reef is also the only living organisms that can be seen from space. If

  • Essay On The Great Barrier Reef

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    Coral reefs are natural formations that host around twenty-five percent of the world’s marine species, however, these reefs are majorly threatened (“Air”). The Great Barrier Reef in particular is an important marine location, home to major marine diversity with over 3,000 reefs over 1,400 miles (“Great” World Book). The Great Barrier Reef is a limestone formation made of coral polyps and algae, and lays off the coast of Queensland, Australia. For many years, this reef has been exposed to several

  • Saving the Belize Barrier Reef

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    the Belize Barrier Reef, the largest reef in the northern and western hemispheres. The reef is home to many species of coral reefs, coastal lagoons, seagrass meadows, and mangrove forests. It provides a habitat for a large number of fish species and many endangered animals. With global warming issues, local activities, and mass tourism threatening the very existence of the reef, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO ) has made the Belize Barrier Reef part of the

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