UPDATED 10:50 AM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Scientists have discovered a detached coral reef in Australia which is reportedly taller than the Empire State Building. On Sunday, researchers used an underwater robot to explore the detached coral near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Scientists discovered a coral reef taller than the Empire State Building @SchmidtOcean #CoralReef #researchhttps://t.co/B8uqGk2pNJ
— Tech Explorist (@TechExplorist) October 28, 2020
The 1600-foot-tall reef was first found earlier this month during a mapping project of the ocean. This is reportedly the first detached reef discovered by scientists in more than 120 years.
Scientists from @SchmidtOcean and @jcu just made an exciting discovery: a reef taller than the Empire State Building. 😮 pic.twitter.com/l3bobMGlwE
— Pattrn (@pattrn) October 27, 2020
Researchers will continue to map and uncover the depths of the area through mid-November.
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