Lord Howe Island Marine Park was established in
2000 under the NSW Marine Park Act of 1997 to protect coral reef
biosphere around Lord Howe Island with a total area of 465.45 km².
Due to its biodiversity it was recieved the status of a World
Heritage Site. Geographic isolation of Lord Howe Island was largely
untouched by human activity. Its marine world is roughly divided
into three distinct marine habitat communities. They include coral
reefs, macroalgal beds and opean sea communities. Lord Howe Island
Marine Park is particularly famous for its 305 benthic algae species
including 47 endemic species that can't be found in the Pacidic
Ocean. Its fauna is diverse with over 400 species of fish, of which
about 10% are endemic to teh area of Lord Howe Island Marine Park.