The Great Barrier Reef is undisputed as one of the world’s most important natural assets. It is the largest natural feature on earth stretching more than 2,300km along the northeast coast of Australia from the northern tip of Queensland to just north of Bundaberg.
Although coral reefs have been around for over 500 million years, the Great Barrier Reef is relatively young at 500 000 years, and this most modern form is only 8000 years old, having developed after the last ice age. The Great Barrier Reef supports over 1500 species of fish, 400 species of coral and 4000 species of molluscs just to name a few!
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