Great Barrier Reef: Scientists find reef taller than Empire State Building

An enormous coral reef has been found at the northern tip of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the first such discovery in 120 years, scientists say. At 500m (1,640ft) high, the reef is taller than New York's Empire State Building and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

#Comment: It's telling that humans reference human made structures to visualise the scale of a coral reef. Not that long ago, we would have used mountains or such as analogy.

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