I live in the Whitsunday’s in Queensland Australia and the Great Barrier Reef lies almost on my doorstep. It is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World with coral and plant life seen nowhere else on this planet. It’s ecosystem is a perfectly balanced but fragile dance that our Government would see harvested.
The colors and marine life here are unique – we share some similarities with some of the marine life in other reefs around the world but much of what lives here could not survive elsewhere.
I want this to be here for my son’s children to see and wonder at and not through pages in a book filled with photos of life now extinct. To scuba dive and snorkel this place of wonder and such fragile beauty.
I have written a number of post bemoaning our government and asking for support for our petition but I realized that I had never truly shown you what it is we so desperately want to protect. There is wonder and magic in these waters and I would not have it extinguished. This is my home and I wanted to share that with you.