By Blane Perun
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One of the most exciting aspects of snorkeling and diving is experiencing the beautiful sea life, coral and fish that inhabit the beautiful tropical oceans of the world. Viewing and learning about Great Barrier Reef fish is often considered one of the greatest experiences in life of those interested in life below sea level.
With an estimated 1500 and possibly over 2000 species of fish surrounding this area, Great Barrier Reef fish leave even the most experienced SCUBA diver and snorkel expert in absolute awe. It is entirely possible to find at least 200 species in just one hectare of area. Some of these common fishes are Damselfish, Wrasse, Butterfly Fish, Angelfish, Groupers, Basslets, Parrotfish, Surgeonfish, Clownfish and Blennies, just to name a few.
The incredibly diverse colors, shapes and sizes of fish in this area make it a truly unique area to visit and view. From the beautiful orange and white striped Clownfish (made famous by the movie Finding Nemo) to the incredibly tiny Blennies (usually only 5 to 12 cm in size when full grown), Great Barrier Reef fish can make even the most experienced diver stop and stare in awe at their beauty.
Unfortunately, it has become a great problem in this area that visitors are feeding the fish on the reef. While it does intrigue people to feed these amazing animals in their natural habitat, it's often very detrimental to the reef to introduce foreign foods into the area that will not always be there for them.
Diving in the warm waters, amazing visibility, viewing the stunning coral formations and seeing the amazing Great Barrier Reef fish has always been an excellent tourist attraction. Over the years, excellent diving schools and tour charters have been created to give tourists the most incredible experiences of their lives.
Viewing some of the most beautiful, colorful and interesting Great Barrier Reef fish in the world is a lifelong dream for many. Seeing these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat and viewing their amazing underwater world is an experience that is second to none for those interested in experiencing this type of amazing marine environment. Conservation of this area is the key to keeping it pristine and healthy for generations to come.