The amazing #greatbarrierreef ☺ #areaofgreatbarrierreef

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The Great Barrier Reef is actually a vast composite reef which is made up of around 2,900 individual, unique reef formations. These separate reefs can range in size from anywhere between an impressive 1 hectare to a staggering 100,000 hectares in size.

The entire Great Barrier Reef covers an area of over 34,000,000 hectares (344,044 square Km), which is more total land area than the entire country of Italy. It edges around a massive 2,300 km of stunning Gold Coast coastline from Southern Queensland up to the Torres Strait.