Coral reef at Amazon River's mouth surprises scientists
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30-04-2016, 10:58 PM
Coral reef at Amazon River's mouth surprises scientists
"Scientists have discovered a huge, coral reef hidden in a place they didn't think coral reefs could live – under the muddy waters at the mouth of the Amazon River.

The massive reef covers about 9,500 square kilometres, stretching from the Brazil-French Guiana border in the north to Brazil's Maranhao State in the south, report Brazilian and U.S. researchers in a recent paper in the journal Science Advances.

'Oh my gosh, it is just full of the most amazing, colourful animals I have ever seen on any kind of an expedition like this'- Patricia Yager, University of Georgia

Despite its huge size, it was unknown to science until very recently.

That's largely because it's in an environment where no one would have thought to look for a coral reef, said Patricia Yager, an associate professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia, who was part of the scientific team that discovered and studied it during expeditions in 2012 and 2014."

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/coral-...-1.3559343

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01-05-2016, 03:50 AM
RE: Coral reef at Amazon River's mouth surprises scientists
Small mold-like bacteria can grow in literal boiling water pools and these scientists are surprised some plants grew in the amazon?
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