The Great Barrier Reef, in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland, Australia is the worlds largest coral reef system. Its so large, you can see it from outer space. The reef is a very popular destination for scuba divers and other tourists.
Great Barrier Reef - Featuring 400 types of coral, types of mollusk, and species of fish, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef system on Earth. It was named a World Heritage Site in and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia.
Nemo is watching you by John Hodgkin. Nemo is an anemone fish that likes to hide among soft corals for protection. Found this one at Daydream Island Resort in the Whitsundays when on a snorkeling trip.
Global climate change, unsustainable fishing, and pollution are three of the biggest threats to coral reefs. Visit the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program to learn how they are advancing science to tackle these issues head on.