This complex maze of habitats provides refuge for an astounding variety of marine life, plants and animals — from ancient sea turtlesreef fish and species of sharks and rays, to different hard and soft corals and a plethora of seaweeds. Global warming is heating our oceans, and if the water stays too hot for too long, corals bleach and die. To restore the health of the Reef, WWF is advocating a legal cap on pollution. It sprawls over a jaw-droppingsquare kilometres — an area so large that it can be seen from space. Sign up here for news on the reef. Donate Adopt. Visitation fluctuates depending on tourism trends, weather and global factors.
Published by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Since the previous report based on data, the economic contribution is down slightly, by % A similar decrease in manufacturing employment as the state average. Deloitte Access Economics acknowledges and thanks the Great Barrier Reef Foundation for world, beyond what is captured by economic statistics.
the GBR coastline, supporting thousands of jobs and boosting regional, state and national. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure in the world. It's bigger than Italy, and just slightly smaller than Japan. Now, Deloitte Access.
Port expansion leads to dredging of the seafloor, increased shipping traffic, and a range of other impacts on the delicate coastal and marine environment of this World Heritage Area.
GBRMPA Great Barrier Reef tourist numbers
The Belize Reef off the Caribbean coast of Belize is the second longest barrier reef in the world at km, while Ningaloo Reef off the West Australian coast is km long. Tourism operators supply this information when submitting their environmental management charge. Our oceans are home to incredible marine wildlife. Here are other ways to help WWF.
no. Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July cat. no. The year decline of coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef and its causes. Great Barrier Reef, the River Murray region, South West. Western Australia. The unemployment rate for the GBR region is slightly higher than the average for GBR actual and projected percentage share of state population.
GBRMPA Reef facts
Size and area The Great Barrier Reef is unique as it extends over 14 degrees of latitude, from shallow estuarine areas to deep oceanic waters. Children less than 4 years of age People who are engaged in the tourism industry who are visiting the Marine Park for trade familiarisation Passengers for whom another operator has already paid EMC on that day The fourth and subsequent days for passengers on extended charters This graph does not include coral viewing activities, scenic flights or transfer passengers eg.
Global warming Marine pollution Overfishing. Why it matters. While coral reefs initially made the Great Barrier Reef famous, they only comprise about seven per cent of the Marine Park and the World Heritage Area. For each commercial tourism vessel operating in the Marine Park, information is collected on the number of visitors carried by the operator each day and the locations visited.
Visitation to the entire Great Barrier Reef Marine Park for the calendar year ending 30 December was approximately 2.