The Great Barrier Reef

The ocean is a large body of water. It covers more than 75% of the Earth’s surface. It hosts more life than on land. When I grow up I want to be a Marine Biologist. I know it is a big dream, but I will pursue it.

Because I am so interested in the ocean and marine life, I really liked our visit to The Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

The Great Barrier Reef was amazing. At first I wasn’t very excited, but that was because I was tired, and I hadn’t seen it yet.

Definition of Great Barrier Reef: it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

We went snorkeling to see The Great Barrier Reef. While snorkeling, I had to wear a stinger suit because of all the jellyfish.

When I got into the ocean and started to snorkel, there were all sorts of fish, coral, anemone, lots of moon jellyfish and some other stuff. Then the guide took us on a snorkel tour to see more marine life. Eventually I was really cold, so we went back to the boat and had lunch.

Then the boat started to move to another snorkeling site near the continental shelf. We went snorkeling again (I actually got pulled in by Mommy, but same difference). Then we went on another snorkel tour. After that, we went on a glass bottom boat tour where I learned about coral reef bleaching. This is when the coral animals, called coral polyps, expel the algae in them, which is what makes its color, so it turns clear and its limestone skeleton shows. Bleaching doesn’t mean the coral is dead, but it is not a good thing.

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