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How To Explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Travelers Today       By    Bill Kevin Hallares

Updated: Jan 02, 2017 04:28 AM EST

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Over 2,000 kilometers along the coast of Australia, a wonder of nature can be seen in the ocean.On the other hand, Australia is very famous for its wildlife and it is the only place on Earth where you can find a Kangaroo or a koala in the wild if you are really lucky.

In the Great Barrier Reef, there are many different locations wherein you want to start your reef adventure. According to Lonely Planet, there are different ways on how to start your adventure, one would be through diving and the other one is by exploring locations through a sail boat.

The reef consists of 1,500 different fish species, 400 types of corals and 200 species of bird surrounding the area. While for the big ones like whales and dophines, around 30 species of the both can be found in the Great Barrier Reef.

According to Travel and Leisure, the reef has been growing rapidly on the continental shelf in Australia's Coral Seas for almost 15,000 years already. In fact, the reef is actually not just one reef, it comprises more than 2,500 reefs makig it the world's largest coral reef and world's largest living structure to date.

How big is the reef? It stretches up to over 1,400 miles, that is just about the same size and travel distance from San Diego To California and covers the area as around the same size as two Philippine Countries.

In the Great Barrier reef there are different choices on how you want to see the nature of the ocean. There are glass bottomed boats if you are not into swimming or snorkling, with this you can still appreciate the fascinating marine life under the ocean. If you want to spend time with the fishes, getting wet and snorkling or scuba diving is the best way to do it to experience the marine life. For more of the latest news and current event around the world stay tuned to Travelers Today.

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