Finding Nemo: The Great Barrier Reef

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As featured in Finding Nemo, the Great Barrier Reef is an amazing wonder of our Earth. Located off the coast of Australia, this natural icon is vast enough to be seen from space. On Earth it is the largest living structure, so with no surprise the reef is home to an awe-inspiring array of marine creatures. With the purpose of covering the Barrier Reef’s uniqueness, this paper will cover biodiversity, bathymetry and ocean floor features, ocean chemistry, and the modern environmental concerns. Biodiversity is one of the astounding pieces of the Great Barrier Reef, with the structure providing sanctuary to six-hundred types of soft and hard corals. Hard corals have acted as the building blocks for the reef for thousands of years, since they can