I chose to do this inquiry
because I've once before
inquired into coral and it's
different species but after that
inquiry, I've always wanted to
look deeper into endangered
sea life and it's threats. I thought
doing an inquiry will deepen my
thinking into sea life and also the
different perspectives of people
who care and who don't. E.g an
oil spill a business man would
not care about sea life he would
just care about the loss of
supplies, but a environmentalist
would only care about the sea
life. I hope you enjoy learning
and watching as mush as I did
>175 species of bird
>1500 species of ﬁsh
>350 species of hard coral
>5000 species of molluscs
~1500 species of sponges (~30
per cent of Australia’s diversity in
~500 species of marine algae
~80 species (one third) of the
world’s soft coral and sea pen
~800 species of echinoderms (e.g.
for sea stars; = 13 per cent of the
world’s total species)
~2200 species of native plants
(representing 25 per cent of
Queensland’s total native plant
This is how we live every day and how it
affects the Great Barrier Reef
throw on the
ﬂoor will kill
a part of sea
and logging kills
the reef by by
Destructive ﬁshing: sea grasses
and breading are destroyed by
bottom trawling blasting and
pollute the reef
There are growing threats to the
Great Barrier Reef, but none so
great as climate change.
Climate change is the biggest
threat to the reef’s future. The
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Authority’s Outlook Report for the
Great Barrier Reef in 2009
stated: “the threats of increasing
sea temperature, ocean
acidiﬁcation and rising sea level
are assessed as very high risk to
The reef has already experienced
two mass coral bleaching events
in 1998 and 2002. Bleaching was
more severe in 2002.
Buy food with less packaging.
Buy fruit and veg not in a plastic bag.
Don't release balloons outside.
Switch to reusable bags e.g green bags.
Avoid buying bottle water.
Pack lunches in reusable plastic
containers e.g lunch boxes.
I have learnt so much like the affects of littering e.g if you
litter it will kill fish which would mess up the food chain. I've
also learnt that we don't always cause extinction like,
climate change it bleachers coral which a bit like habitat
loss. This inquiry connects to the central idea because all
of these things like littering and habitat loss has affects on
the food chain and the reef's health. This also connects to
sharing the planet because if if we don't share our facilities
Ike water and food and have a balance we are not sharing
the planet and there will be affects like extinction.
I hope you enjoyed thank you.