It brings in many tourists, although much of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
The Great Barrier Reef is in grave danger, and is currently overcoming many threats. Climate Change and overfishing are the biggest threats, but the smaller threats are oil spills and cyclones (or hurricanes). Another threat is the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish, which feeds on the coral at fast rates, and appear in large numbers.
The pollution there is also very dangerous, mostly coming from rivers leading to the oceans. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is undergoing many efforts to help the reef.
- Green Sea Turtle
- Leatherback Sea Turtle
- Humpback Whale
- Olive Ridley
- Coral Trout
- Clown Fish
- Blue-Spotted Stingray
- Crown-of-Thorns Starfish
|Marine||Marine Habitats • Aquariums • Global Oceans • Ocean Weather
|Vertebrate||Fishes • Mammals • Reptiles • Amphibians • Cartilaginous Fishes • Sharks
|Invertebrate||Arthropod • Mollusca • Echinoderms • Cnidaria
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered • Endangered • Near Threatened • Vulnerable • Least Concern • Data Deficient • Not Evaluated|