New reef found at Amazon river

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    A huge 3,600 sq mile (9,300 sq km) coral reef system has been found below the muddy waters off the mouth of the river Amazon, astonishing scientists, governments and oil companies who have started to explore on top of it.

    The existence of the 600-mile long reef, which ranges from about 30-120m deep and stretches from French Guiana to Brazil’s Maranhão state, was not suspected because many of the world’s great rivers produce major gaps in reef systems where no corals grow.

    http://www.theguardian.com/environm...ef-discovered-at-amazon-river-mouth?CMP=fb_gu
     
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    That's astonishing! :eek: :thumbsup:
     
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    Yep the next thing you know we'll have river reefs :)
     
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    If I ever see a reef-related story in the news I always expect it to be bad news... nice to see a positive story for a change! I hope it continues to thrive :)
     
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