National Geographic : 1940 Jun
FANTASTIC DWELLERS IN A CORAL FAIRYLAND GLIMPSING THE MARVELS OF AUSTRALIA S GREAT BARRIER REEF For 1,000 miles this immense formation extends along the northeastern coast of the continent "down under," enclosing an intricate maze of fantastic growths, islets, and shoals. The vast expanse of more than 80,000 square miles, much of it uncharted, is the largest coral reef in the world. V) National tieograpnic society nutocnuromes Luiiiere uy i. tL. nouginey WITH A BALLET DANCER'S GRACE, THE SEA SLUG FLUTTERS ITS RICH CLOAK Brilliant edges of the mantle flow and undulate as the gaily-hued nudibranch glides through the waters of Great Barrier Reef. The life-size photograph, made while the naked mollusk was alive, has caught all the original beauty and coloring.