The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef comes to LumiNight but permanently lives in Queensland, Australia.
Bigger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 wonders of the world. Its pristine beauty is home to more than 1,500 species of fish, 411 types of hard coral, one-third of the world’s soft corals, 134 species of sharks and rays, six of the world’s seven species of threatened marine turtles, and more than 30 species of marine mammals.
Sadly, though, the magnificent Australian treasure is threatened by climate change. Its baby coral has decreased by 89% caused by warming ocean waters and sea temperature. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) placed the Great Barrier Reef on its list of World Heritage sites in 1981. In recent years it has registered official “concern” about the reef’s condition but stopped short of declaring it “in danger.” That soon might change.
But there is hope. Scientists, environmental organizations, and Earth’s citizens have rallied together and have mobilized efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef from further damage.
We at LumiNight can’t wait to share the Great Barrier with you and show one of the most precious ecosystems in the world.
It will be sure to brighten your night.