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140ºE
10ºS
Cooktown 2
Cairns 2
Innisfail 2
Townsville 2
Bowen 2
Proserpine 2
Mackay 2
GBRWHA
GBRCA
QUEENSLAND
Rockhampton 2
Gladstone 2
Bundaberg 2
0
KILOMETRES
500
140ºE
28ºS
155ºE
28ºS
BRISBANE 2
Figure 1.2 The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA) and the Great Barrier
Reef Catchment Area (GBRCA). Source: Author, adapted from Wachenfeld et al. (1997,
p4); Furnas (2003, p2); GBRMPA (2009)
Cape York but excludes the coral reefs of Torres Strait. The GBRWHA occupies
approximately the same area as the GBRMP, although some variations exist in
their coastal boundaries: the GBRWHA also includes the islands of the Great
Barrier Reef, while the GBRMP consists of the marine environment alone (Lucas
et al., 1997, pp36-7, 99). All of these terms are found in the scientific literature
of the Great Barrier Reef, reflecting the problem of adequately describing the
boundaries of this ecosystem. Yet most historical sources predate the definitions
of the GBRMP and the GBRWHA, and many simply use the general term 'Great
 
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