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Title: The Great Barrier Reef


1
The Great Barrier Reef
Jilleyn Gore CI 350
2
Great Barrier Reef Facts
  • Located off the coast of Australia
  • 2,300 KM in length
  • Home to thousands of species of animals
  • Check out Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
    Authority to see whats going on down under!

3
Coral Reef Formation
  • A coral reef is formed from coral skeletons made
    from limestone.
  • There are many different types of coral brain,
    fan, star, finger, lettuce, etc.

4
Life on the Reef
  • Fish
  • Clown Fish
  • Angel Fish
  • Reef Shark
  • Coral Trout (Trigger Fish)
  • Seahorse

5
Life on the Reef Contd.
  • Invertebrates
  • Jellyfish
  • Octopus
  • Starfish
  • Mollusks (snails, clams, etc.)
  • Sea anemone

6
Life on the Reef Contd.
  • Reptiles
  • Sea Turtle
  • Sea Snake

7
Life on the Reef Contd.
  • Crustaceans
  • Shrimp
  • Lobster
  • Crab

8
Life on the Reef Contd.
  • Birds
  • Red tailed tropic
  • Black noddy
  • Mutton bird

9
Life on the Reef Contd.
  • Mammals
  • Dolphins
  • Dugongs

10
Food Chain
11
Importance to Australia
Overall, tourism is the best source of income
from the Great Barrier Reef. Even the 2003 movie,
Finding Nemo was designed to have the Great
Barrier Reef as the setting.
12
Threats to the Reef
  • Water quality
  • Urban cities and run-off
  • Climate change
  • Global warming
  • Crown-of-thorns starfish
  • Devours coral
  • Over fishing
  • Disrupts food chain
  • Shipping
  • Wrecks and accidents
  • Oil
  • From shipping
  • Tropical Cyclones
  • Ecological disturbance

13
You Can Help!
  • Find out what you can do to help the Great
    Barrier Reef survive the threats by clicking on
    the information button!
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