Great Barrier Reef und Klimawandel Allgemein Das Great Barrier Reef liegt an der Ostküste des Bundesstaates Queensland bei Australien im Südpazifik. Es ist circa 2.300 km lang und es besteht aus einer Kette von circa 2.900 Einzelriffen mit knapp 1.000 Inseln mit vielen Sandbänken. Das gesamte Great Barrier Reef hat eine ungefähre Fläche von circa 347.800 km² und liegt in den Tropen genauer gesagt im Taifun-Gebiet (Taifun=Wirbels­tur­m) und ist der größte, lebende Organismus der Welt. Im Great Barrier Reef gibt es circa 80 verschiedene…
My trip to Australia
Monday , the 15th July:
Australia, the continent down under, is known as a place filled with kangaroos, koala bears, and many more unique creatures. The whole continent definitely sounds like a place I would like to go. By the way let me tell you, what I already know about Australia.
Australia is the only country that is also a continent. In area, Australia ranks as the sixth largest country and smallest continent. It is said, that it is the oldest country in the world, but it was discovered last. Moreover it is located between the South Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. The part of the Indian Ocean that is south of Australia is called the Southern Ocean in the Australia.
It has three distinct geographical regions; Great Western Plateu, Centeral Lowlands and Eastern Highlands (Great Dividing Range).
Australia is often referred to as being "down under" ,because it lies entirely within the Southern Hemisphere. Indeed the name Australia comes from the Latin word ‘australis’, which means southern. The official name of the country is ‘the Commonwealth of Australia’, because it was a British settlement till the late 18th century.
What most of you don‘t know is that Australia originally was ment to be a convict colony, but this changed quickly after the British government realised how valuable this country is. Another thing is that the brittans were not the first people to colonise this continent, Australia was already inhabited by indigenous Australians, called the Aboriginals.
Friday, the 25th July:
Finally the holidays have started. So this time, I spontaneously decided to go to Australia for 3 days . Right now I’m sitting in the airplane. From the window I can see the huge interior of Australia. I see mostly desert or dry grassland and just a few settlements. Most of Australia is low and flat, the highest and most mountainous land lies along the east coast.
Australia is a dry, thinly populated land. I was tould exactly how thin populated it is from the Australian woman sitting next to me, she tould me that: The country as a whole averages only six persons per square mile (two persons per square kilometre). She also said south-eastern coastal region has the most people by far and that Australia's two largest cities Sydney and Melbourne li.....[read full text]
Today I visited the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is as large as Ireland and Great Britain combined. It includes more than one thousand islands. It is even more gorgeous when you scuba dive or snorkel to get a closer look at its beauty. Boat rides are offered, to take you to the different islands. Some exotic resorts are located on these islands.
I dicited to take a boat trip to Dunk Island. It took a while to get there but ist was totally worth it, because on the island I was able to see many exotic animals and plants. I was totaly fascinated by the beautyfull flora and fauna of this small island.
On the way back to the coast we made a stop to snorkel in the reef and I have to say I have never seen such a breathtaking building of nature. I wish I had an Underwatercamera so I could show you a pictute of what I saw.
My tip to you, if you ever come to australia, don‘t miss the opportunity and visi.....
And now I’m back home and I just want to say a few words about my trip in Australia. When many people think about Australia, they imagine kangaroos, wine and Crocodile Dundee, but there is much more to this warm, sunny climate on the south side. Travelling to Australia is an adventure – with beautiful beaches, mountains to climb, friendly locals and big cities to explore.
You can do is ride a camel along the beach or through the outback or swim with wild dolphins along the coastline of Western Australia. You could also bungee jump, paraglide, skydive or take a hot air balloon ride. Go whitewater river rafting through a tropical rainforest or take a four-wheel drive through the outback or even go mountain biking. There is so much to do for all types of people and interests.
One day I am going to come back to Australia to see the rest of .....