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Is the Great Barrier Reef is dead?

Viral messages on social media: Images and videos are shared on Social media claiming the Great Barrier Reef is dead.

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මහා බාධක කොරල් පරය මියයයි 😢😢

මහා බාධක කොරල් පරය ( Great Barrier Reef ) මියගොස් ඇතිබව මීට දින කීපයක පෙර නිල වශයෙන් ම ලොවට දැනුම් දෙනු ලැබු බව අපට වාර්තා වේ. මේ ශෝකජනක පුවත නිල වශයෙන් ලොවට දැනුම් දුන් විද්‍යාඥයින්, මිනිසා සහ කාලය විසින් ඝාතනය කළ විශාලතම ජීවියා ලෙසට එය හඳුන්වාදෙනු ලැබිය.

ලොව විසූ විශාලතම ජීවීයා වූ මහා භාධක කොරල්පරය, නිල වශයෙන් මියගිය බව පිළිගන්න විට එය වසර මිලියන 25 ක ආයු කාලයක් ගෙවා තිබුණා.

දූපත් 1,050 ක්, මසුන් හැර ජීවී වර්ග 1,625 ක්, මසුන් වර්ග 3000 ක් සඳහා වාසස්ථාන සැපයූ සැතපුම් 1,400 ක් විශාල කොරල්පරය, මින් මතු ජීවින් කිහිපදෙනෙකුට නිවසක් වශයෙන් පමණක් භාවිත කළ හැකි සැකිල්ලක් පමණයි. ලොව සිටින තල්මසුන් අතරින් වර්ග 30 ක් ම ජිවත් වුයේ මේ මහා බාධක කොරල් පරය ආසන්නයේයි. කොරල්පරයේ ජිවිය මත යැපුණු ජීවින් වර්ග 600 ක් පමණ මේ කොරල් පරයේ අවසානයත් සමඟ මෙලොවට සමුගෙන ඇත.

මුළු බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයේ ම වර්ග ප්‍රමාණයටත් වැඩි භුමි ප්‍රමාණයක් හිමි කරගෙන සිටි මහා බාධක කොරල්පරය, සඳේ සිට දැකිය හැකි එකම ජිවියා බවටත් පත්ව තිබුණා.

කොරල්පරය මෙසේ මිය යාමට ප්‍රධාන හේතුව මිනිස් ක්‍රියාකාරකම් නිසා ගෝලීය උෂ්ණත්වය ඉහළ යාම, ක්ෂුද්‍ර ප්ලාස්ටික් අංශු සමුද්‍රයට එකතු වීම මෙන් ම කර්මාන්තශාලා අපද්‍රව්‍ය බවයි මේ වනවිට හෙළි වී තිබෙන්නේ...

Translated in English: Great Barrier Reef dies

We have been officially notified to the world just days ago that the Great Barrier Reef is dead. Scientists who have officially announced the tragic news to the world have called it the largest creature ever killed by man and time.

The Treasure Coral Reef, the largest living organism in the world, was 25 million years old when it was officially dead

1,050 islands, 1,625 species of fish other than fish, and 1,400 miles of large coral reef that provides habitat for 3,000 species of fish. Nearly 30 species of whales in the world lived near this huge barrier coral reef. About 600 species of coral reefs have left the coral reef.

The Great Barrier Reef, which occupied an area of ​​more than the size of the whole of Britain, was the only living creature seen from the Moon.

The main cause of the coral reefs' deaths is human activity, global warming, the accumulation of microplastic particles, and industrial waste.

It has been officially informed that the great obstacle in Australia has been finished from the end of Australia. This has spent 25 million years since the world lost and is considered the largest living living in the world.
1,625 types of species, 1,050 Islands, 1,050 islands and 3000 types of fish were made by the great obstacles. And the most special thing is the only creature that can be seen from the moon. The World's largest palm fish lived in the world's largest obstacles in the world, and about 600 lives that were sent on the world with the rest of the world.

It has been revealed that it has been revealed that the major obstacles have been dead in the same time in the 2030 years, and it would have been destroyed by 2030 years. According to this, the great obstacles that were living in the sea, 25 % of the lives of the sea are living in the same way.

It has been revealed that the main reason to die is the main reason to die in the micro plastic particle group, it has been revealed that the global temperature is increasing due to the activities of people's activities...!

Facts Check: False

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Facts Check Analysis: No there has not been any official announcement by the Australian government in regards that the Great Barrier Reef is dead.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps. It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981. CNN labelled it one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Queensland National Trust named it a state icon of Queensland.

There has been several reports over the years about the dying of more than half of the Barrier Reef, however due to the government measure of Australian government, the process has slowed down, but not over.

The Great Barrier Reef is alive.

There are multiple websites giving hell lot of information on the Great Barrier Reef, but mostly on advertisement. You can get this information on the below websites such as GBRMPATourism AustraliaTourism Queensland, and Great Barrier Reef Foundation

Protecting the reef is like protecting one of the most vibrant ecosystem that have survived for thousands of years. It is a great value to Australia and to the World, so safety of the Reef is most important, as I is under high risk of extinction due to the rampant pollution all over the world and now more in the oceans and water. 

The main reason for the reef threat is the quality of water degrading, high costal development, more illegal fishing threats. Damaging activities include coral mining, pollution (organic and non-organic), overfishing, blast fishing, the digging of canals and access into islands and bays. ... Climate change, such as warming temperatures,causes coral bleaching, which if severe kills the coral.

Major threats to the Reef

  • Climate change. leading to coral bleaching, more extreme weather events and ocean acidification.
  • Poor water quality. from land-based run-off leading to impacts like outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish.
  • Coastal development. ...

As per abc.net.au news titled, “Scientists transplant millions of coral 'babies' to save choked inshore sections of Great Barrier Reef”, published on 30th Oct.

Scientists are deploying millions of coral larvae on the Great Barrier Reef as part of an underwater war to combat algae choking parts of the World Heritage site.

As per downtoearth, Great Barrier Reef authority sees 'vibrant future' ahead.

While the Great Barrier Reef has witnessed record bleaching in the recent years, it is in good condition and has a “vibrant future”, claimed the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). 

The GBRMPA had, in a recent five-year report, predicted the reef's condition to turn “very poor”, if climate change is not mitigated.

But, in a Senate hearing on October 21,2019, GBRMPA Chief Executive Joshua Thomas said the region continues to support beautiful corals and abundant marine life, the Australian reported on October 22.

“The reef is a vast estate and many areas remain vibrant and ecologically robust,” Thomas said.

“The outlook report was an assessment of the likely condition of the reef if global greenhouse gas emissions is not reduced and the water quality of the reef is not improved,” he noted.

GBRMPA's claims echoed Environment Minister Sussan Ley’s statement that the reef is “good” and has “a vibrant future”.