Great Barrier Reef


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Great Barrier Reef

The largest coral reef in the world, about 2,010 km (1,250 mi) long, off the northeast coast of Australia. The reef provides habitat for a wide range of marine life.

Great Barrier Reef

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(Placename) a coral reef in the Coral Sea, off the NE coast of Australia, extending for about 2000 km (1250 miles) from the Torres Strait along the coast of Queensland; the largest coral reef in the world

Great′ Bar′rier Reef`


n.
a coral reef parallel to the coast of Queensland, in NE Australia. 1250 mi. (2010 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Great Barrier Reef - the largest coral reef in the worldGreat Barrier Reef - the largest coral reef in the world; in the Coral Sea off the northeastern coast of Australia
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Australia - the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
Translations

Great Barrier Reef

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the Great Barrier Reef → la Grande Barrière

Great Barrier Reef

n the Great Barrier Reefla grande barriera corallina
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Proposed actions in the draft strategy aim to increase understanding of Indigenous heritage values in the Great Barrier Reef and set out how the Authority will partner with Traditional Owners to protect these values.
The Turnbull government will support world-first research to secure the viability of the Great Barrier Reef and the 64,000 jobs that rely on its prosperity,' a government statement said.
The Great Barrier Reef off north-east Australia is the most extensive coral reef ecosystem on the planet, and is often listed in the top seven natural wonders of the world.
BARRIER S4C, Thursday English available "If we destroy places such as the Great Barrier Reef, we are going to destroy ourselves too," he says of this iconic natural location.
Corals grown in one part of the Great Barrier Reef have been successfully transplanted in another part.
The chief scientist of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the government agency that manages the area, said there was a need for such efforts amid the accelerating impacts of climate change.
July 8 ( ANI ) :United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has released its 'List of World Heritage (sites) in Danger', and Australia's Great Barrier Reef does not feature in it.
The planet has changed in a way that science informs us is unprecedented in human history,' the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority assessed the situation, as relayed by the news outlet.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders on this planet.
In the northern Great Barrier Reef, it's like 10 cyclones have come ashore all at once," Hughes said.
In the northern Great Barrier Reef, it's like 10 cyclones have come ashore all at once," said Professor Terry Hughes, conveyor of the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce, which conducted aerial surveys of the World Heritage site.
Those levels are more variable across the Great Barrier Reef than once thought.

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