This video is created with a Go-Pro attached to the back of a sea turtle. The turtle takes us on a stroll through the Great Barrier Reef. While going on the piggy back adventure, we can see the diversity of the corals and the animals that are in the reefs.
The Great Barrier Reef is located in Australia and is one of the seven wonders of the world. The reef is longer than the Great Wall of China. The Great Barrier Reef has over 400 different kinds of coral species, making it the largest sample of coral in the world. The reef is also home to rays, dolphins, over 1500 species of tropical fish, birds, reptiles including sea turtles, and giant clams that are over 120 years old.
The various species of coral in the Great Barrier Reef play a very big role in the importance of the coral reef. The coral reef provide water filtration, shoreline protection, fish spawning grounds, and protection from erosion. Coral along the reefs act as an important part of the food web. Algae, soft corals, invertebrates, and sponges. Every animal depends on the coral reef for food, protection and for habitat. Every animal in the coral reef plays a very important role in the ecosystem. From filtering the water, to eating and keeping the algae under control, and keeping other animal species under control. Due to the fact that the Great Barrier Reef is able to support a large range of animals and plants, the reefs are able to maintain a relationship between predators, prey and organisms that are in competition with one another.