The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and pulling away from it, and viewing it from a greater distance, you can understand why. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space.The Great Barrier Reef supports a diversity of life, including many vulnerable or endangered species, some of which may be endemic to the reef system.Thirty species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises have been recorded in the Great Barrier Reef, including the dwarf minke whale, Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, and the humpback whale. Large populations of dugongs live there.More than 1,500 fish species live on the reef, including the clownfish, red bass, red-throat emperor, and several species of snapper and coral trout ,Forty-nine species mass pawn, while eighty-four other species spawn elsewhere in their range Seventeen species of sea snake live on the Great Barrier Reef in warm waters up to 50 metres (160 ft) deep and are more common in the southern than in the northern section. None found in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area are endemic, nor are any endangered , etc
The Great Barrier Reef has long been known to and used by the Aboriginal Australian and Torres Islander peoples. Aboriginal Australians have been living in the area for at least 40,000 years,] and Torres Strait Islanders since about 10,000 years ago. For these 70 or so clan groups, the reef is also an important cultural feature.In 1768 Louis Bougainville found the reef during an exploratory mission, but did not claim the area for the French. On 11 June 1770, the HM Endeavour captained by explorer James Cook, ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef, sustaining considerable damage. Lightening the ship and re-floating it during an incoming tide eventually saved it.One of the most famous wrecks was the HMS Pandora, which sank on 29 August 1791, killing 35 men. The Queensland Museum has led archaeological digs to the Pandora since 1983. Because the reef had no atolls, it was largely unstudied in the 19th century. During this time, some of the reef's islands were mined for deposits of guano, and lighthouses were built as beacons throughout the system.[ as in Raine Island, the earliest example. In 1922, the Great Barrier Reef Committee began carrying out much of the early research on the reef.
1. Why is this place called great barrier reef ?
2. Why this place is called bigger than the Great Wall of China ?
3. Which person has known and visited this place for a long time ?
4. Where is the city of Queensland?
5. Who is the person who found this reef?
6. What makes this place unique ?
7. What are the rare animals that exist in this place
8. Why this place is always visited by tourists
9. What makes visitors come here