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The Great Barrier Reef stretches for more than 2000km along the north-east coast of Australia. This website has descriptions of the marine habitat and environments, pressures on the Reef and actions that can be taken. Suitable for study of Australian biomes..

Great Barrier Reef

The Australian Department of Environment provides latest news, information, video, publications and other resources on the environment and heritage protection of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef ecosystem on earth.

Is the Great Barrier Reef on death row?

Professor J.E.N. ‘Charlie’ Veron, former Chief Scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science and leading authority on coral reef ecosystems, presents the effects that climate change is having on coralreefs, including the Great Barrier Reef..

Working alongside the Great Barrier Reef

The Queensland Resources Council representing the interests of companies involved in exploration, mining, minerals processing, oil and gas and electricity production describes how it plans to work alongside the Great Barrier Reef and keep the reef and ships safe..

Great Barrier Reef

This tourist website describes Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef..

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a refuge for 1,500 species of fish, 411 hard corals and 134 species of sharks and rays, yet faces growing threats from overfishing, pollution and global warming. The World Wildlife Fund outlines the issues and the work that is being done to preserve the reef.

Great Barrier Reef

This webpage and related pdf files provide information about the Great Barrier Reef and its World Heritage listing. Suitable for study of Australian biomes.

Biodiscovery and the Great Barrier Reef

Biodiscovery is the quest for bioactive chemicals from living organisms. In this resource discover the beauty and uniqueness of the Great Barrier Reef and some of its inhabitants. Learn about some amazing sponges that produce valuable biochemicals with the potential to treat several medical conditions. Investigate some of the factors affecting the survival of reef organisms and how human activities and climate change are having an impact on the reef.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

This webpage provides a description of the Great Barrier Reef. Suitable for study of Australian biomes.

Great Barrier Reef needs more protection

In this brief resource the Wilderness Society examines the long-term viability of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Topics include: bottom trawling, land clearing and farming, coastal resort and harbour development and cumulative damage.

Great Barrier Reef

The UNESCO World Heritage List describes the Great Barrier Reef as the world’s most extensive coral reef ecosystem, requiring an effective conservation program in the face of climate change, declining water quality from land-based sources, loss of coastal habitats from coastal development, and some impacts from fishing, illegal fishing and poaching.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

The great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority page has links to other sources of information about the great Barrier reef and coral reefs.

Great Barrier Reef: An obituary

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Yokohama, Japan, is exploring the array of impacts climate change is having on the natural world; in particular for one of Earth’s natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef, the risks are high.

Coral reef exhibit

The Coral Reef exhibit provides brief descriptions of the various zones in the Great Barrier Reef. Suitable for study of Australian biomes.

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