The Great Barrier Reef is the only living organism that can be seen from space…

September 19, 2008 · Print This Article

float planeThe Great Barrier Reef is the only living organism that can be seen from space - astronauts have described it as a ‘thin white line in the blue ocean’. The reef is made up of about 2,900 unconnected reefs and 900 islands.

The Great Barrier Reef area abounds with marine and bird life. It is home to 400 species of coral, more than 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 types of molluscs, and more than 200 species of birdlife.

Other wildlife species include the dugong, varieties of dolphins and whales. Six of the world’s seven marine turtles can be found at the Great Barrier Reef.

Spread the love of travel - Share with your favoriate social sites: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • bodytext
  • Technorati
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google
  • Sphinn
  • Fark
  • Mixx
  • Facebook
  • Pownce
  • TwitThis
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • Print this article!

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Comments

Care to Share your experience & thoughts?
Note: Simply fill in the required Name & Email Address then share in the comments box and press submit.
All comments moderated pending approval