Amazing Photos of Australia’s Epic Great Barrier Reef

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More than 100,000 beautiful images of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have been released to the public.

The photos include species living on the reef, 360 degree panoramas and map the reef from 32 different locations.

“This is the largest single collection of survey photographs of the Great Barrier Reef in history,” said Chief Scientist of the project, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, the inaugural Director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, Australia.

The photos were taken as part of the Catlin Seaview Survey, which is documenting coral reefs around the world to create a baseline record of coral reef health.

More images and virtual dives of the reef can be viewed at the Catlin Global Reef Record.

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A cuttlefish cruises by (credit: Catlin Seaview Survey)
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An Australian Wobbegong (credit: Catlin Seaview Survey)

Originally appeared on bbc.com by Matt Walker

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