Great Barrier Reef Facts
Facts about the Great Barrier Reef.
Here we present some interesting facts and statistics about the Great Barrier Reef:
- Fact: The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest reef system
- Fact: The Great Barrier Reef is composed of over 2,900 individual reef
- Fact: The Great Barrier Reef has over 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres
- Fact: The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space
- Fact: Tourism to the reef generates approximately AU$ 4-5 billion per year
- Fact: Thirty species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises have been recorded in the Great Barrier Reef
- Fact: Six species of sea turtles come to the reef to breed
- Fact: 215 species of birds (including 22 species of seabirds and 32 species of shorebirds) visit the reef or nest or roost on the islands
- Fact: Seventeen species of sea snake live on the Great Barrier Reef
- Fact: More than 1,500 fish species live on the reef
- Fact: There are at least 330 species of ascidians on the reef system
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Where To Stay
There are many great places to stay on the Great Barrier Reef, click through the list on the map below to find great accommodation at the reef and throughout Australia.