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Ribbon Reef, Lizard 4892, Australia

Cruising the Great Barrier Reef offers an up-close look at the world's largest living organism. Tiny creatures called polyps, working together in billions-strong colonies, built the Great Barrier Reef into a network of coral reef systems and...

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Ribbon Reef, Lizard 4892, Australia
For the most otherworldly corals and creatures—that is, what makes the Great Barrier Reef “great” besides its sheer size—snorkelers and divers should venture to outer reef sites such as Cod Hole, the Ribbon Reefs, or even...
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Cruisers sailing the Ribbon Reefs during June and July have the rare opportunity to spot dwarf minke whales, which migrate to these tropical waters to birth their calves. These sleek, torpedo-like whales are the smallest of the baleen whales,...

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The Ribbon Reefs, and the Great Barrier Reef itself, are the rain forests of the ocean—vibrant and spectacular ecosystems that provide homes to a staggering number and diversity of marine life. Divers and snorkelers who venture beneath the...

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Lizard Island, Cairns QLD 4871, Australia
From Sydney a 3-hour flight will bring you to Cairns, a gateway city to one of the world’s true natural wonders: the Great Barrier Reef. While the marine life of the world’s largest living organism draw snorkelers and divers, the reef also has...