The Great Barrier Reef is in the Coral Sea, off the north-east coast of Australia. It is one of the most beautiful, natural presents of the world and may be the only living thing which may be seen from space. It includes over three thousand individual reef systems and coral cays and over four hundred different types of kado untuk pacar which is dated back again to around twenty million years ago.
Nature has provided a home to over fifteen species of tropical fish, twenty types of reptiles, 2 hundred species of birds and many smaller animals. It really is a breeding surface for Humpback Whales and is also home to a few endangered species like the Green Sea Turtle and the Dugong. Due to its inhabitants and the fact that it is among the worlds greatest organic treasures, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Company listed the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage site in 1981.
The reef is indescribably beautiful and below the water and has attracted increased amounts of people to the north-east coast of Queensland. This migration offers led to increased social activity such as boating, fishing, diving and delivery through the Great Barrier Reef. This may have a negative impact on the coast in the future.
Commercial shipping is potentially an enormous threat to our pristine oceanic environment. Ships regularly travel through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Recreation area to additional Queensland docks transporting a range of products which have potential to cause serious environmental damage. Products such as for example oil, garbage, chemicals, sewerage, poisons, ore and coal could be fatal to a range of animals and plants if something went wrong with the ship. It is argued if the necessity for transportation through this area simply for money is even worth the chance.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) says that the preservation of the Great Barrier Reef may fail because of the increased surge of ships through the region. The GBRMPA is required to create a report every five years. The newest report in 2007, showed nine thousand seven hundred voyages had been made through the marine park. Combine this number with a growing population, an increase in tourism and unquenchable human being desire for money, it is inevitable that the number of shipments are going to increase.
Around Easter 2010, the Shen Neng 1 was traveling fifteen nautical miles beyond its delivery lane when it crashed into coral spilled oi onto the fantastic Barrier Reef. The vessel may have been taking an illegal short trim through a passage between reefs which fisherman say can be used by at least one ship every day. About a year previously the 11th March 2009 the Pacific Adventurer leaked over two hundred and seventy tonnes of oil into Moreton Bay.
The question is 'how many more environmental disasters will it take before something is carried out'? Will be the fines imposed on these renegade delivery companies acting as an adequate deterrent to unlawful passage through the reef. It really is absolutely imperative that proper protection laws be enforced to protect our naturally beautiful coastline if our potential generations are to see the pleasure of the immaculate marine environment we are fortunate enough to share today.