Great Barrier Reef

The Basin

Stretching over 2,300 kilometers along the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef includes over 2,900 reefs and 940 islands and cays. Immensely diverse, the reef is home to 1,500 species of fish, 411 types of hard coral, one-third of the world’s soft coral, 3,000 molluscs, 134 species of sharks and rays, threatened marine turtles, and more than 30 species of marine mammals, including the vulnerable dugong.