Massive Reef Found Behind The Great Barrier Reef



A vast discovery of the newest massive reef has been found hiding behind the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia. Using  laser  data from the Royal Australian Navy they discovered that the structures are Halimeda bioherms — geological formations created by green algae. Each doughnut-shaped mound measures 650 to 980 feet (200 to 300 meters) across and up to 33 feet (10 m) deep at the center. The study of the new reef could help with researching more about climate change and how it’s affecting the Great Barrier Reef. This is very good news and this could potentially save the reef from any further damage from bleaching. ~Nicholas

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