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Coral reef taller than Eiffel Tower found in Australia: Scientists


Team Udayavani, Oct 29, 2020, 7:12 PM IST

Schmidt Ocean Institute has announced that scientists have discovered a detached coral reef, taller than the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building, in the Great Barrier Reef.

The 500 metre-high reef is the first of its size to be discovered in over 120 years in the area. It adds to the seven other tall detached reefs in the area.

According to India today, The team used an underwater robot named SuBastian to explorethe reef and the footage of the exploration was live streamed.

Experts reportedly said this base of the reef is “blade-like” and measures 1.5 kilometers wide and the reef has a height of 500 meters.

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