04 August 2008

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is the largest sanctuaries in the world. It extends for 2,000 km(1,240 miles) along the coast of northeastern coast of Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is made up of 2900 separate reefs. the coral reefs boasts a diversity of species rivaled in number only by the diversity found in tropical rain forest.

adapted from: Time Warner discoveries library- Under the Sea and sea life scientist-Have you got what it takes to be a marine biologist? By Lisa Thompson.

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