Scientists Find Massive Coral Reef In Australia's Great Barrier Reef The 1,600-foot-tall coral reef is taller than the Empire State Building, and its base is a mile wide. It's the first time in 120 years since a coral reef this size has been discovered.
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Scientists Find Massive Coral Reef In Australia's Great Barrier Reef

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Scientists Find Massive Coral Reef In Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Scientists Find Massive Coral Reef In Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Scientists Find Massive Coral Reef In Australia's Great Barrier Reef

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The 1,600-foot-tall coral reef is taller than the Empire State Building, and its base is a mile wide. It's the first time in 120 years since a coral reef this size has been discovered.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene with this news this morning - scientists have discovered a 1,600-foot-tall coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia. Think about that for a second - 1,600 feet tall - so taller than the Empire State Building, taller than two great pyramids stacked on top of each other. And the base is a mile wide. This is the first time in 120 years humans have discovered a coral reef this size. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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