FACT 1 : Queensland Coast
The Great Barrier Reef spans two thirds of the North Eastern coastline of Australia – flanking Queensland’s coast, it extends from the waters of the Torres Strait, off the state’s northern tip, Cape York, south to just off the coast of Bundaberg (370km from Brisbane)
FACT 2: Biodiversity
The reef’s World Heritage recognises its outstanding biodiversity – from microscopic plankton to whales weighing more than 100 ton.
FACT 3: Worlds Largest
It is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem encompassing shallow estuarine areas to deep oceanic waters and includes deep water features of the adjoining continental shelf including canyons, channels, plateaus and slopes
FACT 4: Huge Size
It is 2,300kms long and approximately 350, 000 kms2 in size. That’s about 70 million football fields or the size of Japan or Italy
FACT 5: Seen from Space
It is the longest reef in the world and its impressive size makes it the only living structure that can be seen from outer space
FACT 6: World Heritage
The Great Barrier Reef is recognised internationally as one of the world’s greatest natural wonders
FACT 7: 10% of World Reef
It represents approximately 10% of all coral reefs in the world
FACT 8: 1050 Islands
It includes about 1,050 islands ranging from small coral cays to large continental islands
FACT 9: 2900 Reefs
It includes more than 2,900 separate coral reefs and 411 hard corals and 150 soft coral and pens
FACT 10: 1.5cm a Year
Hard coral grows up to 1.5cm per year and is the backbone of the reef, growing and constantly adapting to the environment around it.
FACT 11: 7% Visited
Around 80% of all tourism activity occurs within only 7% of the Great Barrier Reef region
FACT 12: Living Thing
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living thing visited by around two million people every year
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