A Massive Coral Reef Discovered Near The Amazon Is Already In Danger
The 600-mile stretch of coral reef found at the mouth of the Amazon River defies what scientists previously knew about how coral forms.By Ryan Biek | April 25, 2016
A gigantic stretch of coral reef has just been discovered at the mouth of the Amazon River by an international team of scientists.
The 600-mile-long area of reef went unnoticed until now since coral usually survives best in clear waters. The Amazon's water, on the other hand, is some of the dirtiest in the world.
The location is even more surprising, since areas where fresh and salt water meet are usually where there are gaps in coral reefs.