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Google Wonders of the World Project. Great Barrier Reef By: Bianca Villvazo. About The Great Barrier Reef. Location: North-East Coast of Australia Theme: Wonders of Nature. History. It is the worlds most extensive stretch of coral reef - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Google Wonders of the World Project

    Great Barrier Reef By: Bianca Villvazo

  • About The Great Barrier ReefLocation: North-East Coast of Australia Theme: Wonders of Nature

  • HistoryIt is the worlds most extensive stretch of coral reefThe first signs of The Great Barrier Reef appeared about 500,0000 years agoIt is believed that the first sighting of The Great Barrier Reef was around the year 1522 by a Portuguese expedition led by Christovao de Mendonca Now The Great Barrier Reef draws more then one million visitors a yearDue to so many tourists it generates more than 6 billion dollars of revenue per year

  • Interesting FactsContains a enormous amount of species including 1,500 types of fish, 360 species of hard coral, 5,000 species of mollusc, and more It is composed of more than 2,900 individual reefsIt covers an overall area that is bigger than the size of ItalyAbout 10% of the worlds fish species can be found in the Great Barrier Reef It can be seen from outer space

  • Referenceshttp://www.greatbarrierreef.com.au/great-barrier-reef-facts/http://www.greatbarrierreef.org/great-barrier-reef-facts.phphttp://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/great-barrier-reef/doubilet-photographyhttp://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/greatbarrierreef.html