Great Barrier Reef – Beauty Underwater and Above the Water
Great Barrier Reef is famous for its natural beauty both underwater and above the water. The Great Barrier Reef is a combination of over 2900 individual reefs, 900 islands and is spread across an area of 344,400 sq. kilometers. The Reef which is a great attraction to the tourists is located in Coral Sea, off the Australian coast of Queensland.
In 1975 the government formed a body by the name of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMPA) that has been protecting the reef from damaging since then. Fishing, removal of artifacts, collection of wildlife and shipping traffic/routes are strictly regulated to protect the reef.