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Queensland marine habitats

Queensland has many more species of marine animals than other states, especially living in the Great Barrier Reef with its huge ‘cities’ of coral stretching some 2000 km along the coast, providing a home for a myriad of other marine species. Queensland’s tropical seas and diverse coastlines also contain many other unique places – such as islands, bays, rocky shores, seagrass beds, muddy and shelly bottoms, estuaries, mangroves and other ecosystems – each with their own special marine faunas adapted to living in these particular habitats.

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