Help Me Save the Reef! Great Barrier Reef Conservation Inter
I want to get out in the field and work and I think this would just be an all around cool expirence. The Barrier Reef is in dander and if we can teach enough people about its beauty and benifits then we might be able to save it. How do we do that? Well we get out there and learn.
Composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands, the Great Barrier Reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Known to be the world’s largest coral reef system, The Great Barrier Reef is home to many endangered animals, including over thirty types of whales, dolphins, 1,500 fish species, and much more. This project aims to restore and preserve while protecting its species in the marine ecosystem. Coral reefs, in particular, provide various marine animals with food, protection, and shelter, but because of human impact, these ecosystems are becoming vulnerable and are in great need of conservation. By teaching volunteers how to scuba dive and then training them to use these skills for the preservation of coral reefs, they gain a deeper understanding of the environmental issues facing the marine ecosystem