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The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef. The reef is located off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia. It stretches 1260 miles in length and can be seen from space.



The First European Explorer to Discover the Great Barrier Reef was Captain James Cook in 1768.



Due to its vast biodiversity, warm clear waters and its accessibilty from the floating guest facilities called 'live aboards', the GBR is a very popular destination for scuba divers. Many cities along the Queensland coast offer boat trips to the reef on a daily basis. Several continental islands have been turned into resorts.



The GBR is sometimes referred to as the single largest living animal being in the world. In reality it is many colonies of corals.



A large part of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.


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The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef. The reef is located off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia. It stretches 1260 miles in length and can be seen from space.

The First European Explorer to Discover the Great Barrier Reef was Captain James Cook in 1768.

Due to its vast biodiversity, warm clear waters and its accessibilty from the floating guest facilities called 'live aboards', the GBR is a very popular destination for scuba divers. Many cities along the Queensland coast offer boat trips to the reef on a daily basis. Several continental islands have been turned into resorts.

The GBR is sometimes referred to as the single largest living animal being in the world. In reality it is many colonies of corals.

A large part of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Australia's Great Barrier Reef

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Hundreds of millions committed to saving the Great Barrier Reef. It could take a decade to secure this scale of funding, but international criticism of the management of the natural wonder has prompted the rapid response. Added 2 hours ago. FShareTTweetBMailJTumblrGShareLLinkedInWWhatsAppQSMS ...
The Australian Federal Government has pledged more money to help deal with the problems facing the Great Barrier Reef, with a 380 million dollar package unveiled on Sunday.

Australia has pledged A$500 million ($379 million) in an effort to rescue the ailing Great Barrier Reef in the country's largest-ever investment in coral reef conservation. The landmark plan includes funds for improving water quality by reducing pollution from farm fertilizer runoff, and encourage reef ...
Australia will spend about $379 million to help save the Great Barrier Reef. Several Australian government officials said in a joint statement that the money will help improve water quality, restore the reef and tackle the coral-eating starfish problem. According to the statement, the Great Barrier Reef brings in ...
SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian government unveiled a plan on Sunday to try to rescue the imperiled Great Barrier Reef, pledging hundreds of millions of dollars in what would be the largest single investment for reef conservation and management in the country's history. Environment Minister Josh ...
Great Barrier Reef to get millions in funding in budget. The Federal Budget will see Queensland's Great Barrier Reef receive $500 million in funding for jobs and the improvement of water quality. Added 11 hours ago. FShareTTweetBMailJTumblrGShareLLinkedInWWhatsAppQSMS ...

Fight to save Great Barrier Reef. 16:23, UK, Sunday 29 April 2018. A turtle explores the Great Barrier Reef. Pic: Jayne Jenkins. Video: The Great Barrier Reef has received £275m to improve water quality amid the threat of being classed as 'endangered'.
'The biggest threat to the reef is climate change and we've got a government that continues to be hopelessly unable to take serious action on climate change,' Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek said. The Federal Government has pledged more money to help deal with the problems facing the Great ...
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The Australian government is planning to spend AU$500 million (US$380 million, €312 million) to help restore and protect the endangered Great Barrier Reef, Australian broadcaster ABC reported Sunday. "This is the single largest investment in restoration and management in Australia's history," ...
AN UNPRECEDENTED plan to save the Great Barrier Reef will be unveiled in the Federal Budget with a rescue package totalling hundreds of millions of dollars. The funding will be well over the $400 million reported today and include measures to eradicate crown-of-thorns starfish, coral bleaching and ...
The Hindu Science Quiz: Of the Great Barrier Reef. A S Nazir Ahamed · Shubashree Desikan. April 26, 2018 08:30 IST. Updated: April 27, 2018 21:09 IST. Share Article; PRINT; A A A ... Stretching more than 2,000 km, the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest living ecosystem. Take this quiz to know more.
The Great Barrier Reef is still one of the natural wonders of the world, but the beautiful mass of colorful coral is losing its greatness. As Jacqueline Williams reports for The New York Times, a 2016 underwater heatwave severely impacted the reef, causing large-scale coral die-offs. A new study published in ...
All of this recently happened, more or less, off the east coast of Australia. The Great Barrier Reef—which, at 1,400 miles long, is the longest and largest coral reef in the world—was blanketed by dangerously hot water in the summer of 2016. This heat strangled and starved the corals, causing what has been ...
Walk in a rain forest, see the Great Barrier Reef and learn ancient stories as told by indigenous peoples on a four-day Australia vacation organized by Touring ... Helicopter rides will fly above the Great Barrier Reef and focus on islands and areas where whale, manta ray and turtle sightings are common.
But one's adoptive country gradually exerts its own influence, as it inevitably will. I've grown to care and even fret about things closer at hand. I'd be more concerned now about the ailing The Great Barrier Reef than say if summer actually arrives in any given year in Ireland. We don't really have much choice ...
A virtual reality theatre show that took three years to curate, with help from specialists in marine biology, will take you to the Great Barrier Reef. The creation of Frogman has included underwater film shoots in Australia and Indonesia and was made in close collaboration with schools from Hull and Backbone ...

... in a lab. According to a press release from the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, the film could block out as much as 30 percent of the sunlight penetrating the corals. ... "The surface film provided protection and reduced the level of bleaching in most [coral] species," Anna Marsden from the Great Barrier Reef ...
It's considered to be one of the seven wonders of the natural world: Australia's Great Barrier Reef. But, triggered by climate change, cyclones and coral extinctions are threatening this special ecosystem. Is there still a chance for it to be saved?
SYDNEY, Australia — Two American tourists were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed near a coral-viewing site on the Great Barrier Reef off northeastern Australia, the authorities said. The helicopter, operated by Whitsunday Air Services, was heading to a popular sightseeing pontoon ...
A three-year marine heat wave extended from June 2014 to May 2017, with warm ocean waters wreaking havoc on some of the world's most valuable ecosystems: the coral reefs. For the Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Australia, the marine heat wave resulted in severe bleaching events in 2016 ...
An ultra-fine biodegradable film some 50,000 times thinner than a human hair could be enlisted to protect the Great Barrier Reef from environmental degradation, researchers said on Tuesday. The World Heritage-listed site is reeling from coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures. Scientists from ...


 

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