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Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living structure, is dying

Barrier Reef is a 1,400 miles long living structure visible even from space. Now, at the age of 25 million years, the Reef is bleaching, which can lead to its death very soon. Let's find out more about one of the most incredible creations of nature and the ways to save it.



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33 Comments
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
I am going to Australia at Christmas time and hope to see it. I pray that we save it because as nature goes, so does the brute animal called the human.
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Nov 14, 2016 9:44PM
Eileen Jarnefeld
I visited the reef in the early nineties. It was so beautiful then!! I've been concerned since I first heard about it's bleaching.
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Nov 14, 2016 10:11PM
Christine Kay Millier
I live so close, The Great Barrier Reef can be snorkelled off shore from Bowen Beaches. It is beautiful and has been damaged for decades from Trawlers, Fishing nets, dredging at Abbott Point and running off of toxic chemicals from farms. There is also the rubbish that people leave behind on our beaches and what is tossed overboard from boats. Please, if you walk along any beach, take something with you to collect litter left behind by ignorant people. You will be amazed at the amount of trash people leave behind! In fact do this wherever you walk, help keep our environment clear of litter. Teach your children to do the same.
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Dec 21, 2016 11:42PM
Dawn Rapp Tomczyk
Rob Bowman, Well said!
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Sep 15, 2020 8:06PM
Laurie Strydom
The impending death of the Reef is a hoax. If you care about the truth,please refer to Dr Peter Ridd,a world authority on the Reef....he frequently debunks theories put forward by climate change theorists and the Australian courts have ruled in his favour regarding his future position at James Cook University......often,lazy scientists attribute the changing health of the Reef to temperature variations.the Reef has survived many bleaching events before now.
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Apr 23, 2020 6:44PM
Lynne Cage
Have seen bleaching first hand when snorkeling in far North Queensland 😢🙏🏼🇦🇺
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Apr 14, 2020 2:31AM
Susan Golebiewski
It's sooo Beautiful! Hoping we csn stop it from dying. Gorgeous colors...
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Jan 13, 2020 7:31PM
Joy Holbrook
Rarely have I read such a load of rubbish as the above article. The GBR is NOT dying! I repeat: it’s NOT dying! To begin with, climate change is a construct of the UN as part of their introduction of the One World Order. They’ve admitted that publicly, but the sheeple who get all their information from the mainstream media, would never have been made aware of that. Yes, sections of the reef are dying. The reef is composed of coral polyps, which are living organisms. Every living thing dies. Sections of the reef have been dying since time immemorial because it’s designed to. While one particular section is dying, another section is renewing itself. If you want the truth about the GBR, I suggest you look up Dr Peter Ridd. He’s been studying the reef for over 30 years from his base in Townsville. He was a professor at James Cook University in Townsville before he was sacked for publicly disagreeing with overseas scientists who came to Queensland, studied one small section of the reef and made pronouncements similar to those in the badly researched article above, before returning to Europe to spread their false narrative. He took the University to court for unfair dismissal and won. If the reef dying is a fact that can’t be argued, why is the establishment overreacting when someone points out that perhaps that ‘fact’ needs looking at again?
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Nov 24, 2019 2:00AM
Sue Colvin
I really. Hope this Beautiful. Reef can be save for our future generations.
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Nov 5, 2019 5:27PM
Liz Braddon
Robert Morgan, I am a Queenslander too... tourist boats won't take you to the damaged section... people want to see the glorious sections, which are now becoming very hard to find, particularly the further North you go.
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Jun 28, 2019 7:31PM
Liz Braddon
Here is a link to the real info.... Crown of Thorns starfish were NOT introduced, they are a normal inhabitant of the reef, but several factors led to them becoming a threat. Climate change, nutrient runoff, shell hunters removing one of their main predators etc... https://www.barrierreef.org/
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Jun 28, 2019 7:23PM
Rob Bowman
Suddenly the Reef is subject to decimation by climate change. There is no mention in the article of the introduction and damage caused by the Crown of Thorns Starfish. Does anyone think that the Reef just popped up,out of the blue and is suddenly going to disappear because of climate change. My dear friends, the climate has been changing from the day the planet was formed. Living structures such as coral reefs have adapted to changes in climate as have every other ecosystem. Live long and prosper.
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Apr 16, 2019 5:33AM
Carl Rosignol
Beautiful place
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Apr 9, 2018 9:35PM
Iris Tait
Sad if it is not saved because it is beautiful👍
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Mar 11, 2018 9:27AM
Karla Crary
How sad to completely lose such a wonder of nature
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Feb 27, 2018 4:13PM
Wendy Williams
It's very sad and I'm angry scientists have been talking about this for decades and goats still approve giant mining operations which are unsustainable, for us and for the reef.
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Feb 25, 2018 10:27PM
Robert Morgan
I live in Queensland and visited the reef over the last 70 years. I was there this week. Looks the same to me as it allways has. Don't let the left/ greens tell you otherwise.
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Feb 23, 2018 12:42AM
Edward Cokes
We visited it in June 2008. It was amazing. I hope that everything possible is done to save it.
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Feb 21, 2018 1:36PM

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