Do you know that scientists have found the first detached coral reef that’s discovered in 120 years? We know that’s amazing but what’s, even more, interesting is that this coral reef is bigger than Empire State Building. That’s right! The Empire State Building is 1,454 feet tall. However, this coral reef is 1,600 feet tall. This discovery was made in the ocean that surrounds Australia.
To know more, a robot named SuBastian was used to capture high definition images.
Dr. Virmani, Executive Director of Schmidt Ocean Institute shared a few things with us. “To find a new half-a-kilometer tall reef in the offshore Cape York area of the well-recognized Great Barrier Reef shows how mysterious the world is just beyond our coastline,” explains Dr. Virmani. “This powerful combination of mapping data and underwater imagery will be used to understand this new reef. And its role within the incredible Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.”