The world’s largest reef system has even more coral than we thought.
Researchers at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef say that they have discovered giant mounds of previously undiscovered coral dotting the Australian seabed, interspersed with the existing reef system. Some of these mounds are nearly one thousand feet across and 30 feet high, and have built up over the past ten thousand years or so.
On the Shoulders of Ancestors
They are called bioherms, and form gradually over time as cora