Their are three main threats the Great Barrier Reef
1. Cyclones, Cyclones are very windy storms and the reason why it’s effecting the coral is because it is ripping the coral off its feet and washing it away which is taking away more and more homes away from all small marine animals that live in the coral.
2. Crown Formed Sea Stars, Crown Formed Sea Stars are probably the most annoying issue with coral. Every day they munch through the corals body fat. Even though they are native there are more then their used to be. Farmers say it is caused by the fertilizer that gets washed up into the ocean and creates more of them.
3. Coral Bleaching, Coral Bleaching is when the water gets to warm and there is actually tiny algae that live in the coral and that is what gives it its beautiful colour, but if the water gets to warm the algae leaves and the coral dies.
Will the Great Barrier Reef survive? What can we do to save the Great Barrier Reef?
I understand how Cyclones, Crown Formed Sea Stars and Coral Bleaching is effecting the Great Barrier Reef.