The Great Barrier Reef of Australia, is the world\’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres. Ughh too many numbers! But isn\’t that exciting? click here for location.
The first question arises in the mind is why i am writing this blog! Why is it going to be extinct sooon?? The answer to this question will be here below;
In the past 3 decades, it has lost half of its coral cover, pollution has caused deadly starfish outbreaks, and global warming has produced horrific coral bleaching. Coastal development also looms as a major threat. That\’s why we need to act quickly and fight for the conservation of The Great Barrier Reef.
More than 500 million people worldwide depend on coral reefs, and the life they harbour, for their livelihoods and food. About half the shallow-water corals in the Great Barrier Reef died between 2016 and 2017. So far in 2020, the bleaching is even more extensive. We should stop our selfishness and save our Mother Earth from drowning in water!
What make it so beautiful? Well,it is the planet\’s most extravagant natural womders, it\’s largest coral reef system and the only living organism that can be spotted from space. It\’s bigger than the UK. INDEED this phenomenon is bigger than the UK, HOLLAND AND SWITZERLAND combined.🤨An Interesting fact about this reef!- The Great Barrier Reef attracts over 2,000,000 visitors each year. Wanna be one?😍
Points you can reach Barrier Reef;
• Due to it\’s size, it is possible to experience the reef via entry points as far north as Cairns and Cape York or Bundaberg in the south.
• From India, you will need to take a flight to either Sydney Or Melbourne (Sydney is directly connected to New Delhi), and then take another flight to coastal cities of Queensland such as Port Douglas and Cairns.
It costs you $115 to plan a visit there.
• Sail through the 74 idyllic islands of the Whitsundays.
• Stay in island resorts among the clear, warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal Sea
• View and experience incredible marine life, from over and under the water.