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The Great Barrier ReefBy Sam
What is a coral reefA  coral  reef  is  an  underwater  structure  made  of calcium carbonate  and a place  were  coral  grows.
How are coral reefs builtCoral reefs are formed by hard coral that has died and new coral that is growing.
Where is the Great Barrier Reef?The GBR is found off the coast of Queensland. You can even see it from space.
What are three ways people use the GBRThey can use it for science.Snorkelling.Looking at the wonderful sea animals.
What types of sea creatures live in the GBRThere are lots of creatures such as reef sharks, star fish, sea horses, dolphins, sea snakes, sea turtles, heaps of fish, lobsters, crabs, octopi, lionfish and coral.
Two types of coral there.Fan coral and stag horn coral.
LoggingYou are cutting down good trees and it might erode into the ocean.People are not allowed to cut trees down near water
Crown of thorns starfishIt will eat all the coral and destroy habitats of beautiful creatures    The crown of thorns starfish has very few predators and these  are some of them, the giant triton snail, the humphead maori wrasse, starry pufferfish and titan triggerfish
Oil spillsOil spills destroy anything and every thing such as fish and coral.They are being fined a lot of money.

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The great barrier reef By Sam

  • 1. The Great Barrier ReefBy Sam
  • 2. What is a coral reefA coral reef is an underwater structure made of calcium carbonate and a place were coral grows.
  • 3. How are coral reefs builtCoral reefs are formed by hard coral that has died and new coral that is growing.
  • 4. Where is the Great Barrier Reef?The GBR is found off the coast of Queensland. You can even see it from space.
  • 5. What are three ways people use the GBRThey can use it for science.Snorkelling.Looking at the wonderful sea animals.
  • 6. What types of sea creatures live in the GBRThere are lots of creatures such as reef sharks, star fish, sea horses, dolphins, sea snakes, sea turtles, heaps of fish, lobsters, crabs, octopi, lionfish and coral.
  • 7. Two types of coral there.Fan coral and stag horn coral.
  • 8. LoggingYou are cutting down good trees and it might erode into the ocean.People are not allowed to cut trees down near water
  • 9. Crown of thorns starfishIt will eat all the coral and destroy habitats of beautiful creatures The crown of thorns starfish has very few predators and these are some of them, the giant triton snail, the humphead maori wrasse, starry pufferfish and titan triggerfish
  • 10. Oil spillsOil spills destroy anything and every thing such as fish and coral.They are being fined a lot of money.