Australia Coast to Coast

Seifert, Douglas David
January 2010
Alert Diver;Winter2010, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p52
The article offers geographic overview on the marine environments of Australia, which is home to 4,200 species of fish, 4,000 species of mollusks and 427 species of hard corals that make it attractive to dive enthusiasts. It states that the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland is the largest coral reef system where iconic sites including the Ribbon Reefs, Osprey Reef, and the Cod Hole are located. It adds that the diving attractions of Sydney include the Shelly Beach, Fairy Bower, and Jervis Bay.


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