Published in 1893 by William Saville-Kent, “The Great Barrier Reef of Australia: Its Products and Potentialities” may seem like a vintage science book at first glance, but it was more of a resource for the fishing industry.
I spent my morning coffee time treasure hunting at archive.org, one of my favorite public domain libraries. That’s where I found these vintage illustrations of the Great Barrier Reef from the 19th-century.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef system in the world.GreatBarrierReef.org
Anemones & Sea Cucumbers
The Great Barrier Reef is so large it can be seen from outer space!GreatBarrierReef.org
Molluscs & Planaria
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