Sunday, December 4, 2011

Great Barrier Reef in Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching from over 2,600 kilometers. The reef is located in the Coral sea, off the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia.We can find Swarms of neon-colored fish, vibrant coral in vivid hues, algae, sharks and all sorts of strange darting life forms in that reef system.

At present, the threat in this Great Barrier Reef is that, around 25 percent of the world’s coral reefs have already disappeared and nearly 70 percent are under threat. Reena Ganga, Author of, told that the problem for this threat is that of the climate changes which causes sea temperatures to rise, which intern bleaches the coral of its bright colors. This reef has already experienced several of these bleaching events. IF this climate changes go unchecked scientists are of the opinion that all the coral will be gone within a century

Photo: Haggerstone Island


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