WhyReef - Threats
People used to catch the great barracuda to eat, but since it has a lot of toxins in its body, it is not good to eat. In fact it’s illegal to sell the great barracuda for food in the USA. In some places people take too many fish out of the reef. The great barracuda can’t live in these places, because there is not enough food for it to eat!
Reefs are in danger, and that means so is the home of the great barracuda!
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