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Title: GREAT BARRIER REEF


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GREAT BARRIER REEF
  • By Kelly Deng 7B

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LOCATION OF GREAT BARRIER REEF
  • The great barrier reef is located in
    north-eastern Australia. It stretches along
    Queensland coastline at the tip of Cape York
    Peninsula to Bundaberg in the south.

3
HISTORY (background information)
  • The barrier reef was formed by dead corals
    generations after another in the end they formed
    a great wall of stone. After the wall was formed
    living organisms started to form like coral,
    algae, anemones, sponges, fish, worms, starfish,
    turtles, molluscs, snakes, crustaceans and other
    extraordinary creatures.
  • The first evidence of Europeans sighting the
    Great Barrier Reef was French on 6 June 1768.But
    they did not sail the whole of the barrier reef
    and they missed Australia. The first person to
    actually sailed along the whole of the barrier
    reef is James cook.

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Why So Famous?
  • It is home to over 1500 species of fish, about
    400 species of corals, 4000 species of molluscs,
    215 species of birds, 6 species of sea turtles .
  • It has a rich diversity of marine life, including
    the beautiful natural colours.
  • It is also a water paradise for divers and
    snorkelers.

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Interesting facts
  • The great barrier reef can be seen from outer
    space.
  • It is the largest great barrier reef in the
    world.
  • The great barrier reef is composed of 900
    islands.
  • It is one of the seven wonders of the world.
  • About 10 of the worlds fish if found in the
    great barrier reef.

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