Australia's Newest, Largest Park is Completely Underwater
Australia is quite well known for its endless beaches and dive spots and, now, clean waters and pristine views will be a guarantee for generations to enjoy for years to come. By creating the world's largest marine park, the Aussie government has ensured that more coastal waters than just the Great Barrier Reef will be clean and blue.
We all know that Australia has to protect its borders and, since it is an island, that border is allll water. The creation of what will be the world's largest network of ocean reserves means the continent's current reserves will double, from 27 to 60 areas set aside for sea creatures and coral to grow and flourish into the underwater spectacular we all know them to be.
Areas all around the island will get National Park status, but the most well known region is the Coral Sea in the northeast. This body of water is home to that little special something called the Great Barrier Reef. Yes, the GBR is now even more protected.
What does this mean for travellers to the region? Well, there will be more waters in which to snorkel and dive with lower risk of oil spills, general pollution and overfishing. Obviously this has created quite the debate between Australian industry and the environmentalists. If you think of anything other than making money, then there's only side to take on this matter, and that's Mother Nature's.