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The Great Barrier Reef

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The Great Barrier Reef
Coral
Seagrass
Algae
Sea Slug
Crown of Thorns Starfish
Crabs
Shrimp
Periwinkle
Crabs eat Periwinkle
Octopus
Crabs eat Shrimp
Octopuses eat Crabs
Jellyfish eats Crabs
Turtles eat Jellyfish
Jellyfish
Turtles
Sperm Whales
Sperm Whales eat Octopus
Sharks
Sharks eat Octopuses
Sharks eat Turtles
Fish
Fish eat Shrimp
Sharks eat Fish
Giant Triton Snail
Giant Triton Snail eats the Crown of Thorns Starfish
Sperm Whales eat Shrimp
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef in the world.
The Great Barrier Reef is bigger than Italy put together.
You can see The Great Barrier Reef from the moon.
The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of North East Queensland.
The Great Barrier Reef is 1616 miles long.
The Great Barrier Reef has over 2 million tourists visiting every year.
Climate change is the biggest threat to The Great Barrier Reef.
High water temperatures can cause coral bleaching.
The Great Barrier Reef is made up of 2900 individual reefs.
There are 900 island in the Great Barrier Reef.
In the Great Barrier Reef there are 1500 types of fish, 400 types of coral, 26 types of whales & dolphins, 4000 types of snails & clams and 100 types of starfish
The Great Barrier Reef is made of coral.
There are over 400 different types of coral growing in the Great Barrier Reef.
14 species of the sea snake live in the Great Barrier Reef.
FACTS ABOUT
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
1500 species of fish live in the Great Barrier Reef.
Giant Squids eat Turtles
Giant Squids eat Sperm Whales
Giant Squids eat Fish
Giant Squid
Turtles eat Fish
Fish eat Sea Slugs
Temperature- 25° and 29° Celsius in the water
Climate
Abiotic and Biotic
Abiotic-
Abiotic factors are non-living things. The Great Barrier Reef has some abiotic things like water, rocks, minerals and physical factors.
Biotic-
Biotic features are living things. The great barrier reef has lots of biotic things like most of the animals and plants e.g. Fish, Sharks, Whales, Algae, Coral and Periwinkle.
Threats to the Great Barrier Reef
Climate Change-
Climate Change is a large threat to the Great Barrier Reef. Climate Change is making the ocean temperature and the sea level rise. This is bad because coral reef's are sensitive to temperature change.
Coral bleaching-
The Great Barrier Reef has already experienced two big coral bleaching incidences, both of which the reef has overcome but it might not be as lucky next time.
Overfishing-
Overfishing is a problem facing the great barrier reef. If people keep fishing in the reef soon there will be no life left to admire.
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Geographical Location
The Great Barrier Reef stretches 2,600 km and takes up 344,400 square km.
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