Lessons in the "oceans" Category

Great Barrier Reef Threatened

It is considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world today, yet right now the Great Barrier Reef that lays off the Queensland coast in Australia is under threat. It is decaying. Its condition is worsening, but why?

There are two main reasons – climate change and coal. The biggest threat to the Great Barrier Reef is climate change. So far, virtually nothing is being done to avert this issue.

Category: Australia / Great Barrier Reef / Coal

The Plastic Sea

Today, we are going to talk about the plastic that is in the sea.

In fact, there is a lot of plastic floating around in the sea. Unbelievable amounts of the stuff are now found in all of the world’s oceans. This includes: plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic straws and plastic cigarette ends.

The plastic in the sea is eaten by fish who eat the tiny particles of plastic that are like pieces of confetti. The fish die of starvation as they cannot digest the plastic filling their stomachs.

Category: Environment / Oceans / Plastic