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.
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Great Barrier Reef

n
(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
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Great′ Bar′rier Reef`


n.
a coral reef parallel to the coast of Queensland, in NE Australia. 1250 mi. (2010 km) long.
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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
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Translations

Great Barrier Reef

n
the Great Barrier Reef → la Grande Barrière
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Great Barrier Reef

n the Great Barrier Reefla grande barriera corallina
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Researchers pointed out another "silver lining" in the northern offshore corner of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
"(http://www.outsideonline.com/2112086/obituary-great-barrier-reef-25-million-bc-2016) Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016) ," by Rowan Jacobsen went viral by proclaiming that the world's largest coral reef system was deceased.
"We've known about these geological structures in the northern Great Barrier Reef since the 1970s and 80s, but never before has the true nature of their shape, size and vast scale been revealed," Robin Beaman from the James Cook University said (https://www.jcu.edu.au/news/releases/2016/august/hiding-in-plain-sight) in a statement.
"The significant and large-scale impacts from record-breaking sea temperatures have resulted in coral reef habitat transitioning from poor to very-poor condition," the Australian government said in The Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report. 
According to a report published in Nature earlier this year, the damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by global warming has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover.
A select few Australians will soon be able to briefly book an Uber submarine to the Great Barrier Reef, the ride-sharing giant said yesterday.
The Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 1,500 fish species and coral varieties but has been seriously damaged by pollution and climate change.
"Limiting temperature rise above pre-industrial levels to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius is critical for the survival of reefs worldwide," said the report called "Lethal Consequences: Climate Impacts on the Great Barrier Reef", published by the Climate Council, reports Efe news.
Peaty visited the coral cay, located at the southern tip of Australia's World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, with his girlfriend Millicent Jenner.

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