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The Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of Instagrammers

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts and is a place that generates superlatives – but instantly transcends them. Stretching over 2000km along the Queensland coast, this seventh wonder of the natural world has because one of the world’s most sought after tourist destinations. Discover more about this mind blowing spectacle then through the eyes of Instagrammers.

DID YOU KNOW?

1. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on Earth and is visible from outer space!
2. It is the world’s largest reef system with over 2,900 individual reefs


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3.There are 600 types of hard and soft coral.

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4. This impressive reef is home to countless species including 6 species of turtles, 215 species of birds, 17 species of sea snakes and more than 1,500 species of fish!
5. It has over 900 islands stretching over 26,000 km

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6. 10% of the worlds total fish species can be found just within the Great Barrier Reef.
7. Unlike the Great Wall of China the Great Barrier Reef can be seen from space

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8. How old is the Great Barrier Reef? It is thought to be as much as 20,000,000 years old!
9. Combine United Kingdom, Switzerland and Holland and you will still have room to swim around – it’s that large!

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10. The Great Barrier Reef is greater is size than Tasmania and Victoria combined!
11. There have been 30 species of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises recorded and 6 species of turtles go to breed there

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12.The Great Barrier Reef is the size of 70 million football fields…. WOW!
13. It’s not just about the marine life – 215 species of birds visit the islands

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14. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world
15. It is thought to be around 20,000,000 years old

Image: @fleurabelle

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