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Links to online resources about the Great Barrier Reef, including ecosystem functioning, natural and human threats to the ecosystem and traditional and contemporary management strategies. Designed for an ecosystems at risk case study for Stage 6 Geography.
This nearly 13 minute video segment from Catalyst explains how Fisheries scientists warn that if fishing around the world continues at its current pace, more and more species will vanish. The coral triangle is one particular area where biodiversity is at risk, and the top predator appears to be humans.
This 5 minute video segment from Catalyst highlights the vulnerability of some of our ecosystems and the way abiotic factors can have a dramatic effect. It also exemplifies the difficult process of having new scientific ideas accepted.