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Great Barrier Reef

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  • 1. Great Barrier reef
    By: Menan Selladurai
  • 2. Content
    Slide 3: What is the Great Barrier Reef?
    Slide 4: What lives in the reef?
    Slide 5: Animals
    Slide 6:History
    Slide 7: News!!!
    Slide 8: Glossary
    Slide 9: Index
  • 3. What is the Great Barrier Reef
    The great barrier reef is the biggest living thing in the world. Scientist say that the reef is visible from space. But none of the astronauts calm to see the Great barrier Reef from space. It is located in Queenstown, Australia. The Great Barrier reef is a natural wonder of the world.
  • 4. What lives in the reef?
    Green sea turtle
    Clown fish
    Sea snakes
    Marine fish
    In the chart shown above the most amount of species that live the reef are the Mollusc and shellfish also the second most amount of species that live in the reef are the Marine fish. The lowest amount of species that live the Great Barrier Reef are the Sea Turtle and the Sea Snakes.
    Echinoderms
    Hammer shark
    starfish
    Marine birds
    Echinoderms
    Dolphins
    Whales
  • 5. In the GREAT BARRIER REEF there are animals that live in it. There are 6 species of turtles, 200 species of birds, 125 species of sharks, 600 species of echinoderms, 1500 species of marine fish, 30 species of whales and dolphins, 14 species of sea snake, 500 species of seaweed, 4000 species of mollusc and shellfish, 400 species of coral and 60 species of sea grass.
    Animals
    Sharks
    Dolphins
    Marine turtles
    Whales
    Birds
    Coral
  • 6. History
    The aboriginal people already knew about the reef before James Cook told everyone about it. The reef may of started forming 20 million years ago, about the time of the last ice age. The reason the Great Barrier Reef got found is because James Cook got shipwreck by hitting the edge of the reef that`s shallow.
    Great Barrier Reef
    James Cook ship
    aboriginal people
  • 7. NEWS!!!
    JAMES COOK IS THE FOUNDER OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF.
    It’s one of the world’s heritage area in 1981.
    Guess why the Great Barrier Reef is called “Great Barrier Reef”?
    James Cook
    The reef is called the “Great Barrier Reef” because it has a natural barrier .
    Matthew Flinders was the person who named the reef
    World’s heritage area
    Matthew Flinders
  • 8. Glossary
    world’s heritage area: A site that is on the list that is maintained.
    A reef: a reef is a substance that is like a rock that is living, but is lives beneath the surface of the water.
    Natural wonder: incredible wonders of the world that are made naturally or is very old.
  • 9. Index
    A- aboriginal people-6 O-
    B- birds-4-5 P-
    C- coral-5, clown fish-4 Q- Queenstown-3
    D- Dolphins-5-4 R-
    E- Echinoderms-4 S- starfish-4, snake-4, sharks-5-4
    F- fish-5-4 T- turtle-4-5
    G- U-
    H-heritage area-6, history-7 V-
    I- ice age-6 W- whales-4-5
    J- James Cook-7-6 X-
    K- Y-
    L- Z-
    M-Matthew Flinders-7,
    N-News-6, Natural wonder-3