Coral reef discovered in the Amazon

Posted by on Monday, April 25, 2016

A massive 960 km long coral reef has been discovered at mouth of Amazon River.

Researchers say that many of the reef's fish feed on other fish. 

The reef spans 9323 square kilometers along the ocean floor.

The Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean, creating a plume where freshwater and salt water mix. 

Researchers also say that the coral reef may already be threatened.

Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals. Coral reefs are built by colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups.



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