Detached Coral Reef Discovered

Photo: The Hindu

Coral Reef Taller Than Eiffel Tower Found In Australia

A huge, detached coral reef taller than the Empire State Building and Eiffel Tower has been discovered in the Great Barrier Reef by Australian scientists. The blade-like reef, which is the first discovery in 120 years, is 500 meters tall and 1.5 kilometers wide and located 40 meters below the ocean surface. Dr. Robin Beaman-led team using an underwater robot, SuBastian, found the reef and further filmed the exploration and collected samples… read-more

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 - 06:12 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Eiffel Tower, Coral Reefs

Courtesy: Reuters

Japanese Ship

Photo: The Indian Express

1000 Tons of Oil Leaked Into Indian Ocean; Experts Fear Ecological Crisis

The Japanese carrier which ran onto a coral reef off Mauritius on July 25, is feared to have set-off a major ecological crisis. At least 1000 tons of oil is said to have been leaked into the Indian Ocean. Reportedly, the carrier had passed through the annual inspection in Japan. "The ship has now stopped leaking oil, but the nation must brace itself for worst case scenario," said Mauritius PM.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 - 02:48 AM / by Antara Paul

Tags: Japan, Mauritius, Oil Spill, Coral Reefs

Courtesy: The Indian Express