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Reef hidden behind Great Barrier Reef could hold secrets in its history

Reef hidden behind Great Barrier Reef could hold secrets in its history

Marine scientists working with laser data have revealed a vast reef behind the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, three times larger and its structure is differently shaped than previously thought. The reef isn’t made of corals, but of algae called Halimeda bioherms. This is the first time anyone has mapped a reef of this type to such detail, anywhere in the world.

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  • Climate Change
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  • Environment
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Marine Science
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