barrier reef


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a long coral reef near and parallel to the shore

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The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef, with more than 3,000 individual reef systems and an abundance of marine life.
This is a second incident in about the last month where we ve had a ship drifting outside the Great Barrier Reef but drifting towards it," Australian Reef Pilots chief executive Simon Meyjes said.
The Great Barrier Reef is iconic and of vast importance in terms of biological diversity and species richness," Hagedorn emphasizes.
It's not difficult to understand why they are keen to show off what Queensland has to offer - tropical rainforests, pristine beaches and the Great Barrier Reef are just a few of the attractions.
The 230-metre ship, carrying 975 tonnes of heavy fuel oil and 65,000 tonnes of coal, ran aground on Douglas Shoals, a protected part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 15km outside the nearest shipping channel.
The Australian Government funding--part of a $200 million Reef Rescue package--will support efforts of local catchment groups to reduce the amount of fertilisers, chemicals and sediments entering waterways that drain to the Great Barrier Reef.
Geologists have tended to view the Great Barrier Reef as a robust, resilient system developed throughout the past ca.
After racing in third, Barrier Reef dropped back to be a well-beaten seventh of eight under Garrett Gomez.
Quoting a draft report from the International Panel on Climate Change, The Age said coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef is likely to become an annual occurrence by as early as 2030 because of warmer, more acidic seas.
For example, the keyword "habitat" lists and organizes numerous resources, including Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
LEO SMITH, an expert on venomous fish, on the death of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, who was killed last month by a stingray white filming at the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's northeast coast.
The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is the world's largest and most biologically various area.
One underwater attraction is North America's only coral barrier reef.
Noted Australian artist Ken Done studies tropical fish that are indigenous to the Australian Barrier Reef and includes them in his mixed-media works.