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Australian scientists discover 500-meter-tall coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef – Science Daily

Scientists have discovered a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef, measuring more than 500 meters high — taller than the Empire State Building,…

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Scientists have discovered a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef — the first to be discovered in over 120 years, Schmidt Ocean Institute announced. Measuring more than 500 meters high — taller than the Empire State Building, the Sydney Tower and the Petronas Twin Towers — the reef was discovered by Australian scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor, currently on a 12-month exploration of the ocean surrounding Australia.The reef was first found on Oct….

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