Climate Change and the reef

Climate change is a hot topic (if you’ll pardon the pun), and while arguments continue about the causes and solutions, the reality is that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are accumulating in the atmosphere, and human, animal, and plant communities are starting to feel the effects.

This is not intended to be a comprehensive look at how climate change will affect marine life, but here are a few key ways in which climate change may affect the Great Barrier Reef. Click on each topic to learn more.

  • Coral Bleaching
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Rising Sea-level
  • How Climate Change may affect Sea Turtles

Enhance your Great Barrier Reef experience!

Join us for an evening GBR Show
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:30-8:30pm

A unique experience to help you get the most out of your visit to the Great Barrier Reef. Learn what to look for, where to find it and how to discover as much as possible! Reef Teach is staffed by qualified marine biologists and conservationists, who aim to educate, inspire and enthuse visitors to the Great Barrier Reef about this unique and incredible place.