Great-barrier-reef meaning

The largest coral reef in the world, about 2,010 km (1,250 mi) long, off the northeast coast of Australia. The reef provides habitat for a wide range of marine life.
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(place) Coral reef off the NE coast of Queensland, Australia: 1,250 mi (2,012 km) long.
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The definition of the Great Barrier Reef is the coral reef that is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
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It is the largest coral reef system in the world. It is 1250 miles long.
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It is actually a series of smaller reefs.
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It took between 50,000 and 100,000 years for it to form off the northeastern coast of Queensland, Australia.
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As with all barrier reefs, a lagoon separates the barrier reef from the coast.
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Reefs have to have clean and shallow water, sunlight, and a water temperature between 64.4 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit (18 and 30 degrees Celsius).
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Four hundred species of coral have been found there, as well as 4,000 species of mollusk and 2,000 different kinds of fish.
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The Great Barrier Reef acts as a buffer between the strong waves of the Pacific and the shores of Australia.
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Many parts of the Great Barrier Reef have islands made of piled up coral sand.
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If ocean temperatures increase as scientists are predicting, then the Great Barrier Reef could lose 95% of its living coral by 2050.

An example of the Great Barrier Reef is the coral reef on the continental shelf of Australia.

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A massive system of coral reefs, found in the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia.
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