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Corals Of The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Steven Bruce Domm
ISBN : PSU:000001740646
Genre : Corals
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Corals Of The Great Barrier Reef

Author : E. M. Grant
ISBN : 0646058134
Genre : Corals
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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.

A Reef In Time

Author : J.E.N. Veron
ISBN : 0674026799
Genre : Nature
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Like many coral specialists fifteen years ago, Veron thought Australia's Great Barrier Reef was impervious to climate change. Then he saw for himself the devastation that elevated sea temperatures can inflict on corals.

A Year On The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Charles Maurice Yonge
ISBN : MINN:319510009578267
Genre : Coral reefs and islands
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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.

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.

One Night In The Coral Sea

Author : Sneed B. Collard III
ISBN : 9781607343271
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the spawning event that takes place on the Great Barrier Reef and follows the larvae's perilous journey through predator-filled waters to their final destination as part of the reef colony.

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.

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

Marine Pollution

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

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 Great Barrier Reef Book

Author : Mark Douglas Norman
ISBN : 9781742030319
Genre : Coral reef ecology
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The Great Barrier Reef is so huge it can be seen from space! And the whole thing runs on solar power. Another book from an award-winning author and an award-winning series.

Corals And The Great Barrier Reef

Author : George Mack
ISBN : OCLC:37093579
Genre : Coral reef conservation
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Coral Health And Disease

Author : Eugene Rosenberg
ISBN : 9783662064146
Genre : Science
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This book opens with case studies of reefs in the Red Sea, Caribbean, Japan, Indian Ocean and the Great Barrier Reef. A section on microbial ecology and physiology describes the symbiotic relations of corals and microbes, and the microbial role in nutrition or bleaching resistance of corals. Coral diseases are covered in the third part. The volume includes 50 color photos of corals and their environments

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.

The Great Barrier Reef And Uluru

Author : Charles River Editors
ISBN : 1693212137
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*Includes pictures *Includes a bibliography for further reading "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 magnificent monolith the locals call "Uluru," situated in the heart of Australia, hovers over a patchy bed of desert poplars and spinifex grasslands. The pleasant, but otherwise unexceptional surroundings of the spellbinding sandstone landform only further accentuates its majesty, one that can be appreciated from a variety of angles. To lime-colored budgerigars, mighty brown falcons, passengers in planes and helicopters, and other creatures blessed with the gift of flight, the free-form rock is reminiscent of the fossil of a spiky fish, a misshapen arrowhead, or perhaps a peculiar, ocher-tinged seashell peeking out of the sand. To those gazing upon the natural gem on solid ground, the flat-topped, burnt sienna beauty, marked with character-forming dimples, ripples, and ridges, looks more like a sleeping, thousand-year-old turtle, particularly through squinted eyes.

Good Night Great Barrier Reef

Author : Adam Gamble
ISBN : 9781602198067
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Good Night Barrier Reef highlights hard and soft corals, Green Island, starfish, sharks, sponges, rays, turtles, giant clams, tropical fish, swimming with dolphins, scuba diving, glass-bottomed boats, helicopter tours, snorkeling, and more. This colorful and educational board book fosters an appreciation for the beauty of the world's largest coral reef while lulling young readers to sleep. This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes. Many of Australia's most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for Australia's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area's attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place. Welcome to the Great Barrier Reef! Little scuba divers will jump right into this educational, colorful board book, highlighting the world's largest single structure made by living organisms.

The Great Barrier Reef Of Australia

Author : William Saville-Kent
ISBN : UOM:39015084667594
Genre : Coral reefs and islands
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