What is a coral reef By Emma and Sienna

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What is a coral reef By Emma and Sienna

  1. 1. The Great Barrier Reef<br />By Emma and Sienna<br />
  2. 2. What is a Coral Reef?<br />Coral Reefs are marine ridges or structures built by living organisms.<br />
  3. 3. Where is the Great Barrier Reef?<br />The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Queensland.<br />
  4. 4. These are two types of coral. <br />The hard brain coral<br />The soft fan coral<br />
  5. 5. These are Some Sea Creatures<br />Starfish <br />Turtles<br />
  6. 6. Some Activities You can do <br />Snorkelling and scuba diving. <br />
  7. 7. Threats <br />
  8. 8. Oil Spills <br />If the oil gets on the animals that live in the Great Barrier Reef then they will get poisoned and die! <br />Ships are not meant to go near coral reefs anymore. <br />
  9. 9. Logging <br />When people cut down trees that are close to a river the soil will go into the river and end up in the ocean!<br />People are not allowed to cut down trees near rivers. <br />
  10. 10. Coral Bleaching<br />When the water gets too hot or too deep the algae that live in the coral go away and the coral loses its colour and dies!<br />Humans are trying to stop global warming. <br />
  11. 11. What people are doing to preserve the GBR <br />
  12. 12. How people are looking after the GBR <br />The GBR is a World Heritage Site it was made one in 1981.We should protect the GBR because there are lots of endangered sea creatures that live there. <br />

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