A Coral Reef ‘Tower’ Found in the Great Barrier Reef

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Olivia Goodrich

On Oct. 20, 2020, researchers found a massive coral reef tower located in The Great Barrier Reef. Scientists stumbled upon this tower while mapping the ocean floor. It is detached from the rest of the reef, making it one of the tallest stand-alone reefs in 120 years. The ‘tower’ is taller than the Empire State Building and has a base measure of around a mile long. The structure has been described as “blade-like” and is located 40 metres below the surface, at its shallowest point.