Great Barrier Reef


"Hello! My name is Gary. I am a member of the Canisius Ambassadors for Conservation.

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef system in the world. Perhaps the most incredible thing about the reef is the way in which its inhabitants coexist.

Symbiosis describes long term interactions between species. Countless symbiotic relationships exists within the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem; there are different kinds of these relationships including mutualism, commensalism and parasitism.

The Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 1500 species of fish, 30 species of whales and dolphins, 200 species of birds, 6 species of sea turtles and so much more. The relationships between these animals are remarkable.

Join me, a Canisius Ambassador for Conservation, for an inside look at reef relationships."


CAC is a program of the Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.