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Researchers discovered a Coral Reef Taller than the Eiffel Tower – Nerdist

A team of Australian scientists just discovered a wholly new, detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef that’s more than 1,600 feet tall.

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A team of Australian scientists has just discovered a new, detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef that spans more than 1,600 feet from bottom to top. For reference, that size makes this reef significantly taller than the 1,250-foot-tall Empire State Building, or the 984-foot-tall Eiffel Tower. The discovery of the coral also marks the first time people have found one of these mondo chunks of underwater ecosystem in the region in 120 years.
Smithsonian Magazine reported on the discovery, which…

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