Part of the "Continents of the World" series. Australia is completely surrounded by water. It's also the only landmass on Earth that is a continent, a country, and an island. Just offshore, in the Pacific Ocean on the northeast corner of Australia, lies one of the natural wonders of the world: the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the world. Provides an overview of the animals that live in Australia-many of which live only on the Australian continent and nowhere else in the world.