Updated: May 30
The Great Barrier is a very complex natural ecosystems. This reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
Name: Great Barrier Reef
Types of plants found: The plants that do grow along the collection of coral reefs are different types of algae
Types of animals found: It is home to more than 1,500 species of fish, 411 types of hard coral, one-third of the world's soft corals, 134 species of sharks and rays, six of the world's seven species of threatened marine turtles, and more than 30 species of marine mammals, including the vulnerable dugong.
Wow! That's a lot of information.
More facts: - It is the world’s largest reef system
- Prehistoric creatures still live there.
- Corals only spawn once a year
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