Q. The Great Barrier Reef is located in?

 

Photo Courtesy: Tory Chase, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

 

Answer: Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world. It stretches for more than 2,000 kilometers along the Queensland coastline in north-east Australia. It is known as Australia’s “Blue Outback,” the reef is a haven for thousands of species of marine creatures as well as turtles and birds.

The reef is made up of the skeletons of generations of marine polyps that lived and died just under the surface of the sea.

The reef was established as a marine park in 1975, and the United Nations designated the Great Barrier Reef a World Heritage site in 1981.

In a recent report, scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Great Barrier Reef due to massive coral bleaching.

Source:
1. https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/life-and-death-after-great-barrier-reef-bleaching
2. http://www.cnn.com/TRAVEL/DESTINATIONS/9711/natural.wonders/reef.html
3. http://www.australia.com/en-in/places/great-barrier-reef.html

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