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Coral reef taller than Eiffel Tower found in Australia

Scientists of Schmidt Ocean Institute recently discovered a massive coral reef in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of north Queensland State on October 20. It is a huge coral reef and is taller than the prominent skyscrapers in the world like Eiffel Tower, Sydney Tower and Petronas Twin Tower.The newly discovered coral reef has a height of over 500 metres whereas, the Petronas Twin Tower is 451.9 metres high, the Eiffel Tower is 324 metres high and the Sydney Tower is 305 metres high. It is the eight known detached coral reef in the region and is the first to be discovered in the last 120 years.

Beaman stated, “There was marine life all the way up the reef, but near the summit where waters are warmer and sunlit, there was a thriving shallow coral reef ecosystem — healthy looking coral colonies, a blizzard of coral fish and large sharks circling,

He has also added that the newly discovered reef doesn’t appear to be impacted by the latest bleaching activities in the Great Barrier Reef.

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