30 second read. Written by Advaita Mishra, a grade 5 student
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. What is a reef you may want to know? A reef is rock, corals or sand type material that lies under water . It looks like this:
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. It is It is located on the coast of Queensland, Australia and has more than 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands as part of this reef. It stretches for about r 2,300 kilometres! It is really beautiful with colors that look as if they are floating and having fun.
Now the Great Barrier Reef is in danger. This is because of:
- Climate change. The greatest problem faced is increase in water level.
- Rising sea temperatures. Rising sea temperatures mean the Reef is at greater risk of heat stress.
- Severe weather events. Increased frequency of severe weather events, such as cyclones can destroy the reef’s structures.
It will really be sad if this beauty of nature is destroyed. What can we do to save it?
Written by Advaita Mishra.
Advaita Mishra is a grade 5 student of Vidya Vikasini School I.C.S.E.