The average depth of inshore waters - on outer reefs, continental slopes extend down more than 2000 metres
Approximately half the size of Texas
Every five years, we publish an Outlook Report that examines the Great Barrier Reef’s health, pressures, and likely future. We also produce an in brief summary of the report.
Crown-of-thorns starfish control program
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority runs a crown-of-thorns starfish control program to protect a network of priority coral reefs from outbreaks of coral-eating starfish.