'A "massive" new reef measuring 500 metres has been discovered in
Australia's Great Barrier Reef, making it taller than some of the
world's highest skyscrapers.
Scientists found the detached reef, which is the first to be discovered
in more than 120 years, in waters off North Queensland while on an
expedition aboard research vessel Falkor, ocean research organization
Schmidt Ocean Institute announced Monday.
The reef was first discovered on October 20, as scientists completed an
underwater mapping of the seafloor of the northern Great Barrier Reef.
At 500 metres high, it is taller than the Empire State Building (381
metres to the top floor), the Sydney Tower (305 metres) and the Petronas
Twin Towers (451.9 metres.)'
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