Almost everything about coral reefs by Tim

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Almost everything about coral reefs by Tim

  1. 1. Almost everything about coral reefs<br />I will explain everything<br />By Tim<br />
  2. 2. Where is the Great Barrier Reef?<br />The Great Barrier Reef is off the coast of Queensland near Cairns.<br />Map<br />
  3. 3. What types of sea creatures live there?<br />One type of sea creature that lives at the Great Barrier Reef is the turtle. It breeds in summer for 7-12 weeks at a time and disposes of it’s millions of eggs. Another type of sea creature is the Biscuit Sea Star.<br />Green turtle<br />Biscuit sea star<br />
  4. 4. What is a coral reef?<br />A coral reef consists of millions of coral polyps of all different kinds, shapes and sizes.<br />Brain coral<br />Coral polyps<br />
  5. 5. How is a coral reef made?<br />A coral reef is made when coral polyps die and leave their skeleton behind. <br />Reef with fish<br />reef<br />
  6. 6. What are some things that people use coral reefs for?<br />Some things people use coral reefs for are swimming, sightseeing and crashing into with ships making an oil spill. <br />Oil spill<br />Swimming<br />
  7. 7. Threats to the Great Barrier Reef<br />One threat is the Crown-Of-Thorns-Starfish which eats coral.<br />Another threat is the fishing industry and over fishing.<br />The last threat but one of the worst threats are anchors.<br />Over fishing<br />Anchor<br />Crown-of-thorns<br />
  8. 8. Over fishing<br />If people over fish and not notice, there will not be so many beautiful fish to see.<br />Over fishing<br />fishing<br />To many fish<br />
  9. 9. Crown-of-thorns starfish<br />The Crown-of-thorns star fish eats coral. This means not so much coral and smaller reefs.<br />Crown-Of-thorns<br />
  10. 10. Anchors<br />Anchors are a threat because they crush coral and kill fish.<br />Anchor<br />Anchor<br />
  11. 11. What is being done to stop the threats?<br />Now you have to have a license to fish in a small boats and you are not allowed to boat in or near reefs. The Trigger fish and Trumpet shell eats the Crown-Of-Thorns starfish. <br />Trumpet shell eating Crown-of-thorns<br />Trigger fish<br />Clown Trigger fish<br />
  12. 12. Thanks, Here Are My Credits!<br />Design: Tim<br />Pictures: found on the internet but chosen by Tim<br />Everything: Tim<br />Writing: Tim, hang on, I said everything by Tim<br />

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