.... The Great Barrier Reef ....
One of the last reefs existing on the face of this earth and the most breathtaking underwater sights around. . . . . the Great Barrier Reef. Having a span of 2,000 km along the North Eastern coast of Australia, this Natural Wonder is home to many different species of fish and undersea plants. Although many people think that the reef is only a bunch of coral and fish, they are very wrong. This Reef is actually strong enough to damage a large boat!
As many people know, the Great Barrier Reef is home to over 2,000 plants and animals. With over 500 types of coral and well over 1,500 types of fish, the Great Barrier Reef is very crowded, but there is still enough space to welcome every new sea life.
For fish, the Great Barrier Reef is a welcoming place to live, and also a very dangerous one. As fish roam around underwater, a predator is always waiting for them. To protect themselves, some of these creatures have special camouflage skin to blend in with the coral that surrounds them. Other fish that do not have that type of skin usually travel in large groups so a predator will not be able to just chase one specific fish. Actually, a pretty amazing thing is that the fish will hide with other creatures that are in the ocean. For example, little fish will be able to hide in sea urchins because they have pointy spikes that keep predators away.
Another problem that many fish have is that they need to find food. Predators like sharks have no problem because they can catch any food they want. Small fish have to find a spot that still has food available without getting eaten by the larger shark. If you really think about it, it get pretty tough to do. Somehow though, these creatures always find a way.
Another type of sea life that lives in the Great Barrier Reef is coral. With over 500 types of coral the Great Barrier Reef is a place where many people come to snorkel and admire the beautiful underwater sights.
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