Coral Sea Islands(redirected from Cato Island)
Coral Sea Islands,external territory of Australia, comprising scattered small islands and reefs spread over c.400,000 sq mi (1,035,995 sq km) of the South Pacific Ocean, E of the Great Barrier ReefGreat Barrier Reef,
largest complex of coral reef in the world, c.1,250 mi (2,000 km) long, in the Coral Sea, forming a natural breakwater for the coast of Queensland, NE Australia.
..... Click the link for more information. , off NE Australia. The islands, uninhabited except for a meteorological station on the Willis Islets, became a territory in 1969.
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