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When you think about the Great Barrier Reef, what comes to mind? You might think of water, Coral or Fish? All these things make up the ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef. Even the water!
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
An ecosystem is the whole environment of multiple organisms. It includes living organisms, like fish, bacteria or birds, and non-living components like climate, soil, salinity and water. Living organisms are called biotic factors, while non-living components are called abiotic factors.
Abiotic factors are things which aren’t living. In an ecosystems abiotic factors could be the:
An ecosystem is the interaction of all living and non-living things in an area.
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