I can’t wait to watch the BBC documentary entitled ‘Great Barrier Reef.’ The latest ‘moralcoral’ post is awesome! Be sure to check out her blog.
For those of you who have been lucky to catch ‘Great Barrier Reef’ on BBC2 over the New Year, you will have been rewarded with breath-taking scenery and an insight in to the underwater world in high definition. However for some, the great continent of Australasia may seem very far away. So why should we be interested in coral reefs and what’s in it for us as a nation to protect them? Well coral reefs are actually a lot closer to home than you may think. The world’s largest marine reserve, home to productive and pristine coral reefs, huge schools of fish, docile turtles and predatory sharks, actually lies within the British Indian Ocean Territory.
The Chagos Archipelago is a group of over 60 islands in the Indian Ocean and home to the world’s largest coral atoll. The marine reserve was officially established in 2010 and covers an area of…
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