The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest reef system.
  • It is 345,000 km2, which makes it larger than all of the UK.

  • Over 1,500 varieties of fish, 411 types of hard coral, 134 types of sharks and rays, and more call the Reef home. The Reef draws in millions of visitors every year. However, global warming, fishing practices, and pollution are all threatening the future of the Reef.



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Satellite Photo of the Great Barrier Reef


Barrier Reef Fish, Image from 1892
Barrier Reef Fish, Image from 1892


Facts about the Great Barrier Reef from Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Report for UNESCO on the Great Barrier Reef that Australia Didn't Want World to See

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Great Barrier Reef on World Wonders Project from Google

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David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef: An Interactive Journey

Click here for a slideshow of photos also from National Geographic


Red & Black Anemonefish, Great Barrier Reef, Photo by J.J. Harrison
Red & Black Anemonefish, Great Barrier Reef, Photo by J.J. Harrison

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Click here for a lesson plan on the importance of the Great Barrier Reef


Coral Reef Crochet Project


Crocheting Coral Reefs to Learn Geometry and Smash the Patriarchy, from The Science Show


Christine and Margaret Wertheim created the Coral Reef Crochet Project