Deepwater Corals May Be Key To Restoring Damaged Reefs

What might be mistaken for dinosaur bones being unearthed at a paleontological dig are some of the individual reefs that make up the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest tropical coral reef system. The reef stretches more than 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) along the coast of Queensland, Australia. It supports astoundingly complex and diverse communities of marine life and is the largest structure on the planet built by living organisms. Captions and Photo source: NASA Goddard


Healthy corals that lie deep below the ocean’s surface may be the key to regenerating parts of Australia’s badly damaged Great Barrier Reef, according to an underwater survey being carried out off the coast of northern Queensland…

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