Great Barrier Reef Facts for Kids
and fishy facts about the Great Barrier Reef:
- The Great Barrier reef is the largest reef in the world
- The Great Barrier Reef is larger than the entire country of Italy put together
- Astronauts can see the Great Barrier Reef from the moon
- The Great Barrier Reef is the size of about 70 million football fields!
- Recycling is a great way to help places like the Great Barrier Reef stay beautiful and its fish stay healthy
- Over 1500 kinds of fish live in the Great Barrier reef. The smallest fish is called the Stout Infant Fish which is only 7 millimetres long, and the biggest is the whale shark which can grow up to 12 metres long!
- The Great Barrier Reef is beautiful but also contains some of the deadliest animals in the ocean, including Box Jellyfish, the Blue Ringed Octopus, and Stone Fish
- The popular Disney/Pixar character Nemo is based on the Anemone Fish (or Clown Fish), which can be seen all over the Great Barrier Reef and look great in photos!
- Many people call the Great Barrier Reef one of the “7 Natural Wonders of the World”. Other natural wonders include the Grand Canyon in America, Mount Everest (the tallest mountain in the world), and the Aurora (the colourful lights in the sky in the very north areas of the planet) – so the Great Barrier Reef is in some good company and very famous!