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Facts to Wow your Friends!
Over 1500 species of fish call the Great Barrier Reef home including 360 species of coral, 6 marine turtles, 17 sea snakes, 30 species of whales and dolphins, about 5000-8000 mollusks, 600 species of echinoderms and 500 species of seaweed.
Some of the most deadly marine life in the world live in the Great Barrier Reef area(box jellyfish, stone fish and Blue ringed octopus).
The Great Barrier Reef is called one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
On June 11,1770, Captain James Cook was the first European to see the Great Barrier Reef up close and personal-his ship ran into it!
It is against the law to take any souvenir coral from the reef.
The Great Barrier Reef is about the size of the state of California(or the country of Italy) or about 70 million football fields!
You can see the Great Barrier Reef from outer space!
The Great Barrier Reef is sometimes referred to as the "single largest animal being of the world".
The Great Barrier Reef was formed about 18 million years ago!
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