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Corals Of The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Steven Bruce Domm
ISBN : PSU:000001740646
Genre : Corals
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Fishes Of The Great Barrier Reef And Coral Sea

Author : John E. Randall
ISBN : 0824818954
Genre : Nature
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Illustrated with colour underwater photographs, this reference work covers over 1000 species of fish. The fish are divided into family sections based on the traditional system of phylogeny, and each family is introduced with information on food habits, reproduction and distribution.

Where Is The Great Barrier Reef?

Author : Nico Medina
ISBN : 9780399541896
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In this Where Is? title, kids can explore the Great Barrier Reef—big enough to be seen from space but made up of billions of tiny living organisms. The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Australia, is the world's largest coral reef system. Stretching more than 1,400 miles, it provides a home to a wide diversity of creatures. Designated a World Heritage Site, the reef is suffering from the effects of climate change but this fascinating book shows this spectacular part of our planet.

Corals Of The Great Barrier Reef

Author : E. M. Grant
ISBN : 0646058134
Genre : Corals
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The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN : 1542766966
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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the reef and animals written by explorers *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "Coral is a very beautiful and unusual animal. Each coral head consists of thousand of individual polyps. These polyps are continually budding and branching into genetically identical neighbors." - Antony Garrett List People have always loved to build things, whether it's a feat of engineering in an underground subway or the construction of the world's tallest skyscraper. Thus, it's somewhat ironic that the largest structure ever built was not made by humans but by incredibly tiny organisms known as coral polyps. Over the course of tens of thousands of years, these small organisms have put together a collection of nearly 3,000 reefs that form a collective stretching across 130,000 square miles. It is often mistakenly claimed that the Great Wall of China can be seen in space, but it's absolutely true that the enormous Great Barrier Reef is visible. The sheer size of the Great Barrier Reef is mind-boggling, but its importance extends far past its physical extent. Put simply, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most beautiful spots on the planet, offering kaleidoscopic colors thanks to the coral and the species that call it home. This is understandable because a staggering number of species inhabit the Great Barrier Reef, ranging from starfish and turtles to alligators and birds. Scientists have counted about 1,500 different fish species using the reef, and it's estimated that even 1.5 million birds use the site. In designating it a World Heritage Site, UNESCO wrote of the Great Barrier Reef, "The Great Barrier Reef is a site of remarkable variety and beauty on the north-east coast of Australia. It contains the world's largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusc. It also holds great scientific interest as the habitat of species such as the dugong ('sea cow') and the large green turtle, which are threatened with extinction." Unfortunately, an ecosystem as complex as the Great Barrier Reef is also vulnerable to a host of threats, whether it's fishing, oil spills, or climate change. J.E.N. Veron, former chief scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, described watching how coral was affected during what's known as a mass bleaching event: "And then I saw a whammy, a mass bleaching event ... where everything turns white and dies. Sometimes it's only the fast-growing branching corals, but some of the others are horrible to see; corals that are four, five, six hundred years old-they die, too... It's real, day in, day out, and I work on this, day in, day out. It's like seeing a house on fire in slow motion...There's a fire to end all fires, and you're watching it in slow motion, and you have been for years." In fact, scientists fear that the Great Barrier Reef has lost most of its coral cover in the last 30 years, which poses a danger to the species that inhabit it, some of which are already endangered. The Great Barrier Reef: The History of the World's Largest Coral Reef looks at the history of the reef and describes it in vivid detail. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Great Barrier Reef like never before, in no time at all.

The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Pat Hutchings
ISBN : 9781486308200
Genre : Science
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The iconic and beautiful Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. With contributions from international experts, this timely and fully updated second edition of The Great Barrier Reef describes the animals, plants and other organisms of the reef, as well as the biological, chemical and physical processes that influence them. It contains new chapters on shelf slopes and fisheries and addresses pressing issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, coral bleaching and disease, and invasive species. The Great Barrier Reef is a must-read for the interested reef tourist, student, researcher and environmental manager. While it has an Australian focus, it can equally be used as a reference text for most Indo-Pacific coral reefs.

A Year On The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Charles Maurice Yonge
ISBN : CORNELL:31924002989378
Genre : Coral reefs and islands
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The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Rebecca Kraft Rector
ISBN : 9781635177305
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explore the past, present, and future of the Great Barrier Reef. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.

Great Barrier Reef

Author : Cynthia Kennedy Henzel
ISBN : 9781617841699
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This title takes readers on an incredible journey to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the worldÍs most extraordinary, yet endangered, Troubled Treasures. Young travel enthusiasts are sure to appreciate the large, underwater photos of colorful corals, fish, sea turtles, and dugongs. A helpful diagram shows the life cycle of a coral, while a fun quiz helps readers learn to identify different types of coral. Students will also become familiar with UNESCO and why the Great Barrier Reef was named a World Heritage site. Colorful maps show where in the world the Great Barrier Reef is located and give a detailed view of the official World Heritage area. From the reefÍs formation to the development of tourism to todayÍs conservation efforts, readers will explore the reefÍs history and its significance to scientific study. They will also gain an understanding of climate change and its effects on the sensitive ecosystem of the reef, such as coral bleaching. Tips for how to be a conscious tourist encourage kids to consider responsible environmental actions on the reef and at home. Informative sidebars and fun facts offer additional opportunities for readers to discover the Great Barrier Reef, while bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index make this adventurous volume accessible! Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Marine Pollution

Author : Theo W. Brown
ISBN : 0959943641
Genre : Coral reefs and islands
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Catchments And Corals

Author : Miles Jonathan Furnas
ISBN : UCSD:31822032532426
Genre : Coral reef ecology
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This text provides the first comprehensive description of the state of the Great Barrier Reef catchment, modern levels of runoff to the reef and the influence of runoff on coastal reef ecosystems.

A Reef In Time

Author : J.E.N. Veron
ISBN : 9780674257382
Genre : Nature
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Like many coral specialists fifteen years ago, J.E.N. Veron thought Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was impervious to climate change. “Owned by a prosperous country and accorded the protection it deserves, it would surely not go the way of the Amazon rain forest or the parklands of Africa, but would endure forever. That is what I thought once, but I think it no longer.” This book is Veron’s Silent Spring for the world’s coral reefs. Veron presents the geological history of the reef, the biology of coral reef ecosystems, and a primer on what we know about climate change. He concludes that the Great Barrier Reef and, indeed, most coral reefs will be dead from mass bleaching and irreversible acidification within the coming century unless greenhouse gas emissions are curbed. If we don’t have the political will to confront the plight of the world’s reefs, he argues, current processes already in motion will become unstoppable, bringing on a mass extinction the world has not seen for 65 million years. Our species has cracked its own genetic code and sent representatives of its kind to the moon—we can certainly save the world’s reefs if we want to. But to achieve this goal, we must devote scientific expertise and political muscle to the development of green technologies that will dramatically reduce greenhouse emissions and reverse acidification of the oceans.

Reader S Digest Visitors Guide To The Great Barrier Reef

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ISBN : UCSD:31822005133152
Genre : Australia
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Describes the daily life cycle of a coral reef, explains how reefs form, and offers advice on exploring Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Oceanographic Processes Of Coral Reefs

Author : Eric Wolanski
ISBN : 9781420041675
Genre : Science
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Demonstrating the relevance and need of science in planning the future of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide, Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef emphasizes multi-disciplinary processes - physical and biological links - that have emerged as the dominant forces shaping and controlling the ecosystem. The book draws heavily on data from coral reefs in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef covers: Climate and global change Coastal oceanography Wetlands ecology Estuaries Marine biology Land use management in the tropics Fisheries management Coral Reef ecological modeling Biodiversity and the human impact Explore how the ecosystem responds to both physical and biological stimuli, and how they interact Understand processes imperative to create sustainable design strategies Comprehend the connectivity of biotopes - land, mangroves, seagrass, and corals Discover the relationship between managing marine resources and managing adjoining land use Learn how fish behavior and migration patterns control fisheries

Coral Reef Ecosystems

Author : Tammy Gagne
ISBN : 9781629699189
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This title will introduce readers to coral reef ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known coral reefs and their unique characteristics. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Coral Wonderland

Author : Nigel Marsh
ISBN : 1921517808
Genre : Coral Sea
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The Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef system in the world. Stretching over 2300km along the Queensland coast it would take several lifetimes to explore every one of its 3000 reefs. To assist divers looking for the best of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea Reefs this guide book lists the most iconic dive sites and dive destinations in this coral wonderland. This wonderful guide book details over 170 of the best dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef and beyond to the remote Coral Sea Reefs. Information is provided on marine life, depths, terrain, diving conditions, best time to visit and a list of dive operators. Extra features are included on shipwrecks, unique marine life and other information that the reader will find invaluable to explore this natural wonder of the world. Filled with beautiful photographs this book will inspire the diver and the non-diver to strap on a mask and head down-under, to explore this amazing coral wonderland

Corals And The Great Barrier Reef

Author : George Mack
ISBN : OCLC:37093579
Genre : Coral reef conservation
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Restoring The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Rachel Hamby
ISBN : 9781644933060
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the richness of the Great Barrier Reef, how humans have damaged it, and efforts being taken to restore it. Clear text, vibrant photos, and helpful infographics make this book an accessible and engaging read.

The Geomorphology Of The Great Barrier Reef

Author : David Hopley
ISBN : UCSD:31822010296879
Genre : Coral reefs and islands
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The Mystery On The Great Barrier Reef Australia

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 9780635080134
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It's a trip "Down Under" for Christina, 10, Grant, 7, and their mystery-writing grandmother Mimi! Lots of surprises and mysterious activities unfold as the group travels through the Outback, Queensland, and finally to the Great Barrier Reef. During a glass-bottom boat ride, they discover more than coral and fish under the water_scuba divers and flesh-tearing moray eel lurk beneath their boat! They shudder at the eerie screech of the Tasmanian devil and brave the awesome Australian Outback (and Aborigines!) at night. Watch and wonder as Grant ends up in the Camel Cup camel race_ will he make it to the finish line? Don't miss a moment of excitement in Christina and Grant's Australian adventure! This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment. LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: Alice Springs - Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Uluru, or Ayers Rock - Kata Tjuta, or The Olgas - The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland - Sydney Opera House - Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia - Sails in the Desert Hotel in the Yulara Resort - Sydney Harbor Bridge Educational Items: Australian vocabulary - Legend of the Loch Ness Monster - AustraliaÕs geography during the Jurassic Period - History of the Australian Aboriginal people - History of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) - The Great Barrier Reef; Definition of a reef; How the Great Barrier Reef formed; Sea life in the Reef\Geography of the Reef - Equipment used in and description of experience of scuba diving - Differences between America and Australia (e.g. seasons are opposite) - AnimalsÕ use of camouflage - Aboriginal music and instruments - Use of camels in the Outback - Quick facts about Australia including its size, native plant life, geography, etc. - History of Sydney - Australian animal life Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.0 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 111601 Lexile Measure: 740 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

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