The Great Barrier Reef and the Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1973

  title={The Great Barrier Reef and the Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1973},
  author={David R. Stoddart},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  pages={22 - 5}
  • D. Stoddart
  • Published 13 November 1978
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s longest barrier reef, extends for 2000 km along the northeast coast of Australia. It is a complex feature, with outer ribbon reefs and inner platform and patch reefs of widely differing forms. Most previous work has concentrated in the extreme south (at Heron and One Tree Islands) or in the central sector (at Low Isles). The 1973 Expedition worked in the northern sector, from Cairns to the latitude of Cape Grafton (11° 30' S). The main aim of the Expedition… 

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