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Ningaloo Reef

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Ningaloo Reef *
Ring-tail Cardinalfish, Apogon aureus.jpg
Country Australia
Type Natural
Criteria vii, x
Reference 1369
Region ** Asia-Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 2000 (24th Session)

Ningaloo Reef is one of the largest coral reefs in the world.[1] It is off the North West Cape in Western Australia. It is about 260 km (162 mi) long.

Ningaloo has about 200 species of hard coral and 50 species of soft coral.[2] More than 520 species of fish live on the reef.[2] Species that can be found at the reef include whale sharks, manta rays, humpback whales, dugongs, and Potato Cod.[2] There are also six of the world's seven sea turtles including the Green turtle, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Hawksbill turtle and Flatback turtle.[2][3]

Marine Park[change | change source]

The Ningaloo Reef Marine Park covers an area of about 5000 square kilometers.[1]

The reef is popular with people from all over the world who come to go scuba diving and snorkeling.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ningaloo WA". Tourism Western Australia. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Ningaloo Reef". Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  3. "Ningaloo Reef". WWF Australia. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 

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