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Scientists discover an enormous, hidden reef behind the Great Barrier Reef

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 30, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Aug 29, 2016

New laser data from the Royal Australian Navy has revealed a massive reef behind the rapidly dying Great Barrier Reef. Giant fields of circular, donut-shaped mounds, between 200 and 300 meters in diameter, are created by a type of green algae. Unfortunately, this reef is likely facing the same threats as the neighboring Great Barrier Reef. A collaboration between James Cook University, the University of Sydney, and Queensland University of Technology led to the discovery of just how...





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