The great barrier reef, an oceanic jewel located in the eastern coast

 The Great Barrier Reef, an oceanic jewel located in the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia, is the largest system of coral reefs found on Earth. It is a geological feature that is half alive (corals, sponges, shellfish, fish, etc.) and half inanimate (calcium carbonate rocky reefs). How in the world this geologic and biologic feature formed, and how is it continually maintained? Was this Great Barrier Reef always there, since billions of years ago? Why is it so amazingly long (about 1,400 miles) and why is it considered the largest biologically created structure in the world? Why should we humans care about the Great Barrier Reef? Is it dying, or is it still growing? Investigate about the Great Barrier Reef and write an essay about it. The essay must be written entirely in your OWN words. The essay must be at least three paragraphs long, and each paragraph must contain at least five sentences (you can write more than three paragraphs and more than five sentences per paragraph if you wish to do so). If needed, you can quote, but this does not count towards the last tally of number of paragraphs and sentences being required from your OWN writing. Use citations in parenthesis, APA style, if you paraphrase information from other authors. Also, in your assignment use at least three references to investigate about this topic; use APA style and list your three references at the end of your essay