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The Great Barrier Reef - Australia Amazing Places

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia is the world’s largest coral reef. It has the distinction of being placed in the World Heritage as well as the National Heritage lists


The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

With more than 600 islands and coral cays, the reef covers more than 300,000 sq. km. Corals make up the reefs and cays and are responsible for a huge variety of sea life in the reef — green turtles, several varieties of whales and dolphins, the dugong, about 4000 types of mollusks, 1500 different species of fish, as well as beautifully colored bird life encompassing at least 200 species. The Great Reef Marine Park is a huge tourist attraction with millions of tourists visiting the area each year. Sporting activities include reef sailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling, amongst others.

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

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