Off the coast of Queensland, The Great Barrier Reef is a site of remarkable variety and beauty on the north-east coast of Australia. It contains the world’s largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusc.

Loaction: The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in North East Australia,

18.2861° S, 147.7000° E.


The Great Barrier Reef was listed in 1981 as a world heritage site because it has so much life in the reef like fish and coral and the rare dugong which is becoming instinct and nesting grounds of world significance for two endangered species of marine turtle, the green and the loggerhead. It was also listed because of it's such beauty. The reef has been a tourist attraction for Australia for awhile and also be seen from out of space!

The wild life in the ocean were under threat from people polluting in the oceans. Animals such as fishes and turtle mistaking it for food and eating it and dying. Encouraging people to keep it clean the reef became at risk and was listed in the UNESCO list.

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