Posted by: danielfee | June 19, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 06-19-2012

Blue Starfish – Great Barrier Reef, Australia

  

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world. It is located off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia.  More than 2,000 species of fish and innumerable species of hard and soft coral are found in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The diversity of life forms is extraordinary. In addition to the fish and corals, it includes echinoderms, crustaceans, sponges, an array of invertebrates, a dozen species of seagrass, and 500 types of algae. The day we visited the reef was the first day the dive boats could make it out due to inclement weather. The ride out was rough and more than half the people became ill with sea sickness. It also limited the number of fish that we saw that day but the corals were beautiful.

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