The acid in the ocean has now become noticable and now effective on the plants and animals. This is causing the coral to crust away, and the Great Barrier Reef is in great danger.
The reason for the loss of colour in the coral and the crusting away of it, is the animals that make up coral, are dying away. The acid is killing the animals and bleaching away the colour in the coral. The waves can bring down the acid from the smoke stacks, on the land, and water and acid, create Carbonic Acid.
Because the Co2, (acid) is affecting the fish and the sea life is being harmed, and the whales and sharks food chain if being harmed too, because the krill, are shrinking is size, and they eat the plankton, and the whales eat the krill, which means they get affected too, all because of this problem.
Well, I’d say that we can’t fix this problem until the world cuts down on electricity and energy, but when and how would that happen? One thing that I think we could do, is cut down on how many cars we drive, how many times we drive them in a day, and how much petrol the whole world uses in one week. I mean, look at China, America and Australia put together in petrol in one week! Also I think we could leave the lights, computer, T.V, and power points off when we are not using them. So, I think, that that could help with the Carbonic Acid in the water.
By Grace N.
The Pacific Adventure was travelling through the sea, when it crashed head onwith some pretty big waves. Then a container hit the fuel tank, and 200 000Lof oil into the water. And this oil, is toxic oil, which birds and fish and other sea animals can choke on. Crude oil, is lighter than water, so it spreads further and quicker across the top of the water! There are volunteers working to try and clean up this mess, and the government thinks that it will take about a week. But also it will cost $700 000, but how do they get the money? Well the government pays for that. But the ships insurance has to pay $1.5 million to fix the ship, and the captain has to pay $500 000, as a punishment for leaving his ship out at sea, with a cyclone close by. I really hope that everything gets cleaned up and the animals get better. It would be so hard for them.
By Grace N.
Cyclone Hamish is now the most destructive cyclone ever. It is on level 5, which is bigger and stronger than cyclone Katrina, a cyclone in the United States of America. Hamish has caused the evacuation of hotels and houses have been destroyed. Hamish is travelling at aprox 280km per hour. That’s faster than a normal car can drive! Level 5 is the highest level and I wonder if there will ever be a level 6 for cyclones, after Hamish.
I find it amazing how fast Hamish can go. He hasn’t killed any people, but other people think that he my have killed two fisher-men. After cyclones pass, rain follows, and creates floods, because cyclones attract the rain. So, cyclone Hamish may, or may not have taken two lives, but it has attracted big floods!
By Grace N.
Black Saturday made a terrible affect to wildlife and property, hearts and people. Everyone was sad and sorry, including the trees and animals, looking wise!
The sight of the burnt down houses, was just amazing. The fire was so hot, it melted massive holes and very big dints, in the tanks. When the fire arrived, the two teenagers were out at a friend’s house, but they knew that mum and dad were still staying at home. When they heard that mum and dad were alive, they were just, over the moon! The parents found a cellar in their house that they stayed in for two hours.
The other stories that some children told were just as amazing, and this is just one of them: A family’s house was close to a fire, so they ran to the first house. But then, the fire got close to them, so they ran to the next house. But, once again, the fire got close to house number two. So they ran to house number three. Luckily for them, that house was fine. While running from house to house, they ran about two-three km. The children are now back at school, getting into the swing of things again.