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  • 12 November, 2020

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  • Scientists have discovered a detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia taller than the Empire State Building of the United States.

About the reef

  • The newly discovered reef adds to the seven other tall detached reefs in the world. This includes Raine Island.
  • Raine Island is the most important Green Sea Turtle nesting area in the world.

What are Detached reefs?

  • Detached reefs are the reefs that are bedded to the ocean floor but are not a part of the main body of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • The newly found detached reef has great potential for the new species to evolve because there is a lot of deep water between this reef and the next coral community.

Source: TH

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