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Snorkeling, Great Barrier Reef, Australia photo
Snorkeling, Great Barrier Reef

SOURCE: Courtesy of Tourism Australia, the tourism promotion authority of the government of Australia, used with permission.

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, consisting of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres.

The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia.

The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space, it is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms, and a World Heritage Site.



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