The Great Barrier Reef is a globally significant and exceptional entity as the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem. In 1981, the entire ecosystem was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, covering 348,000 square kilometres and spanning a contiguous latitudinal range of 14o (10oS to 24oS). The Great Barrier Reef (abbreviated as GBR) stretches from the low water mark along Australia’s mainland coast to 250 kilometres offshore and includes substantial cross-shelf diversity. This huge depth range encompasses vast shallow nearshore areas, mid-shelf and outer reefs, and oceanic waters exceeding 2,000 meters deep outside the continental shelf. Click on the “Download PDF” option provided below to know more on-
- What is the Great Barrier Reef?
- What are coral reefs?
- Distribution of Coral reefs
- What are the conditions for coral growth?
- What are the different types of coral reefs?
- What is Coral Bleaching?