Who discovered the Great Barrier Reef ?

Captain James Cook

  • The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world and discovered in 1770 by English explorer and naval officer Captain James Cook (1728-1779).
  • The Great Barrier Reef is a mosaic of 2,900 individual reefs off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia, and is one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Great Barrier Reef AnimalsCaptain James Cook

James Cook Routes

Great Barrier Reef Map

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