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Update 10:50 AM Pacific Time-Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Scientists discovered an outlying island coral reef in Australia, which is reportedly taller than the Empire State Building. On Sunday, researchers used underwater robots to explore separated corals near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Scientists have discovered a coral reef higher than the Empire State Building @SchmidtOcean #CoralReef #researchhttps://t.co/B8uqGk2pNJ
— Tech Explorist (@TechExplorist) October 28, 2020
The 1,600-foot-high reef was discovered for the first time in an ocean mapping project earlier this month. According to reports, this is the first independent coral reef discovered by scientists in more than 120 years.
Scientists @SchmidtOcean and @jcu have just made an exciting discovery: a reef higher than the Empire State Building. 😮 pic.twitter.com/l3bobMGlwE
-Pattrn (@pattrn) October 27, 2020
Researchers will continue to map until the depth of the area is discovered in mid-November.