D177. Feb 23. Great barrier Reef

Today was the day: the Great Barrier Reef. Underneath, under those green waters, an amazing ecosystem is waiting for me…Capture d’écran 2014-02-23 à 12.17.10

It is 30 km from Cairns, more than two hours of catamaran.Capture d’écran 2014-02-23 à 12.18.45

It can be seen from outer space, it’s the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms. And i’m there!Stefanius 158 cm

It is stretching for over 2,600 km (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square km (133,000 sq mi). Put together, it would cover the surface of Germany…

Elephant ear (sarcophyton sp.)  Here comes the elephant ear (sarcophyton)…

gaudi coral This one looks like a Gaudi creation, don’t you think ?

Capture d’écran 2014-02-23 à 10.41.14

Boring clam (tridacna crocea)And this one is a boring clam (tridacna-crocea). Weird, isn’t it ?

One of my favorites remains this one, even though we’ve already seen it in the Bali and Philippines shores…

Blue sea star (linckia laevigata) 25cmThe blue sea star (linckia laevigata); measuring 25cm.

I’ll publish an image gallery of fishes a bit later today… They were everywhere…

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