Fishing is one of the most popular Great Barrier Reef activities with Reef/Bottom Fishing being the most common style. This means that the boat anchors and passengers fish with either hand lines or rod and reel to catch top quality table fish found on the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef offers many exciting and different fishing opportunities depending on the season and conditions. Group charters are most popular.
"The Great Barrier Reef " would have to be considered one of Australia's major tourist destinations where many visitor's come in large numbers to experience it, and high-speed catamarans can now take you to many more isolated areas, which previously were only seen by a privileged few.
And the Great Barrier Reef is not alone.
The Great Barrier Reef is home to the world’s most extensive coral reef ecosystem, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish, and 4,000 types of mollusk, covering an area of more than 134,000 square miles. Every year, it’s estimated that 1.9 million people visit the area. But with the devastating effects of climate change and rising water temperatures continuing to place increased pressure on one of the earth’s most extraordinary ecosystems, scientists warn that our time with the natural wonder is running out. In April, the Australian Research Council warned that 500 coral reefs from Cairns to Papua New Guinea experienced the worst mass bleaching on record.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - Wikipedia
The amazing wonder that is, "The Great Barrier Reef" stretches through the sapphire blue waters of Queensland for over 2000 kilometres. It is the most extensive coral reef system in the world.
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The Great Barrier Reef is not a single reef, but features more than 2900 individual reefs and 900 Islands. Some of these islands are deserted while others are small bare Sand Cays, Permanently Vegetated Cays and Continental Islands.
Great Barrier Reef gets AU$60M in life support - CNET
Dr Paul Marshall, the former head of the climate change program at the Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, who is now an Adjunct Professor at The University of Queensland: “There are corals that were here when Captain Cook sailed by, and they’re dying under our watch and they’re not coming back in anyone’s lifetime.”
Great Barrier Reef | Australia's Great Natural Wonder
Hayman Island is a private island resort in the heart of the Whitsundays. The nearest Island to the Great Barrier Reef, Hayman Island is ideal for nature based activities and exceptional guest experiences.
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The Great Barrier Reef has been named the best vacation destination in the world in a newly released ranking published by US News & World Report. The UNESCO World Heritage Site stretches for more than 1,200 miles along the coastline of Queensland and is visible from space. Rounding out the top three spots are Paris and Bora Bora in French Polynesia.