Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia



Washington, DC, United States

STS048-151-250 (12-18 Sept. 1991) --- The Great Barrier Reef extends for roughly 2,000 kilometers along the northeast coast of Australia. The great Barrier Reef is made up of thousands of individual reefs which define the edge of the continental shelf. The southern part of the feature, called Swain Reef, is seen here. Water depths around the reefs are quite shallow (less than 1 meter to about 36 meters in depth), but only a few kilometers offshore, water depths are roughly 1,000 meters.


  • Title: Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
  • Date Created: 1991-09-18
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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