Wednesday, 4 May 2011

More Strange Facts

The Great Barrier Reef formed around 18 million years ago, is made up of approximately 900 islands and 3000 coral reefs, and is visited or home to 30 species of whales, 215 species of beautiful birds, 6 species of sea turtles, 125 species of sharks and stingrays, 49 species of pipefish, 17 species of sea snakes and around 1,500 types of fish! Also some of the largest populations of Dudongs visit the Great Barrier Reef, Dudongs are classified as marine mammals and are related to the elephants.

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