The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living Eco system in the whole World and is said to be viewable from space
Place & space
The Great Barrier Reef is off the coast of Queensland in Northeast Australia. The Reef is the largest living thing on earth. It has over 3000 coral reefs within the entirety of the reef, the Reef is 344,400km2. The Reef is significant to Indigenous Australians as there are many cultural sites and values in and surrounding the Reef. The Reef is home to animals like dugongs and turtles, which were very important to the stories of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders during the dream time. The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia's biggest tourist attractions. A contour map shows the high and low points of the Reef.