Australia "Reef & Rock" Eclipse Tour 2012
9 day tour option: $3770 per person double occupancy
Registration for this tour is now CLOSED
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps. This reef supports a wide diversity of life, and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981 and widely considered one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.
125 species of shark, stingray, skates or chimera live on the reef. Close to 5,000 species of mollusk have been recorded on the reef, including the giant clam and various nudibranchs and cone snails. 215 species of birds (including 22 species of seabirds and 32 species of shorebirds. The islands of the Great Barrier Reef also support 2,195 known plant species; three of these are endemic. Seventeen species of sea snake live on the Great Barrier Reef in warm waters up to 50 metres (164 ft) deep. More than 1,500 fish species live on the reef, including the clownfish, red bass, red-throat emperor, and several species of snapper and coral trout. There are at least 330 species of ascidians on the reef system, Four hundred coral species and between 300-500 species of bryozoans live on the reef.
Outer Reef Day-trip