Now You Know: Coral Reef Taller Than The Empire State Building Discovered
Written by Scott Campbell on October 30, 2020
12 months in the making, scientists at the Great Barrier Reef just made a huge discovery.
A giant coral reef taller than the Empire State building has been discovered. This discovery was found near the northern tip of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and is 1,640ft high.
This is the first time in 120 years that scientists have uncovered a reef of this magnitude. At the time of the discovery, scientists were surveying the seafloor using a robot in order to produce a 3D map of the floor.
The news of this discovery is especially significant considering the fact that the Great Barrier Reef has lost over half its corals since 1995 due to warmer waters and climate change.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest of its kind and currently houses 1,500 species of fish, 411 species of coral, and many other species.
It’s been a big week for discoveries. On Monday, we found out there’s water on the Moon.
Also, NASA recently found a new asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion. More on that story can be found below.