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Top ten fact file on the Great Barrier Reef

1.   The Great Barrier Reef was declared a World Heritage site on 26th October 1981

2.   The Great Barrier Reef stretches for more than 2300 kilometres

3.   1,500+ species of fish inhabit the Great Barrier Reef

4.   400 different types of coral make up the Great Barrier Reef

5.   215 species of birds live and feed on the Great Barrier Reef

6.   6 species of Sea Turtle inhabit the Great Barrier Reef

7.   The reef is the only living thing on earth that can be seen from space

8.   The Reef's origins date back to the last Ice Age

9.   The Great Barrier Reef covers an area approximately 340,000 square metres.

10.  Over 1.6 million tourists visit the Great Barrier Reef each year

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