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One of the world’s most breath taking sights is the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia.  During World War II, some of the reef was damaged and destroyed by ships, anchors, bombs and other military activity, so the environmental scientists went out there to see how fast it grows back. They watched it grow for 20 years.

After watching the reef grow for 20 years, they decided the Great Barrier Reef is less than 4,200 years old.  While that is pretty old, I have a question.

If the earth is billions of years old, why don’t we have a bigger reef someplace?

Why is the oldest reef less than 4,200 years old?

Well, I have a theory about that:

I believe about 6,000 years ago, God created the world; 4,400 years ago there was a Flood that destroyed the world.

Therefore, the oldest reef in the world ought to be less than 4,400 years old.

And by golly…it is!