29 Aug '16, 2pm

Scientists discover an enormous, hidden reef behind the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists discover an enormous, hidden reef behind the Great Barrier Reef

The closer look has raised questions of environmental preservation and historical documentation. Associate Professor Jody Webster of the University of Sydney said, “As a calcifying organism, Halimeda may be susceptible to ocean acidification and warming,” and wonders about the extent of possible damage so far. Dr. Beaman is interested in what researchers can learn from bioherm sediment samples about changes in the reef systems over the last 10,000 years. Further impending research will help scientists better understand the structures, their impact, and their future.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/scientists-discover-an-enormous-hidd...

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