Monday, September 24, 2007

Great Barrier Reef, or The magic underwater world

Hello! Today post is not about animals, but about very interesting thing - barrier reef :P

The Australian Great Barrier Reef is a largest coral reef in the world. It’s 2000 km. long and can be seen from space! Just take a look at this natural wonder!

Corals make wonderful shapes. Some look like trees, others look like flowers. There are more than 400 types of coral in the Great Barrier Reef. Corals are tiny animals that live only in warm seas. They need warmth and bright sunlight all the year round. When many corals grow in the same place they make a coral reef.

The edge of the reef facing the ocean often forms a steep cliff. There are more then 1.500
specials of fish and 4000 types of mollusk in the Great Barrier Reef.
They are all the colors of the rainbow.
In spite of its colorful markings, this angelfish can be hard to see among the bright colors.

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