A new reef has been discovered off the coast of Australia.
The new reef measures around 500 meters and has been discovered in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It has a strange cone shape which is taller than some of the world’s highest skyscrapers.
Scientists found the detached reef in waters off North Queensland.
The reef was first discovered on October 20, as scientists completed an underwater mapping of the seafloor of the northern Great Barrier Reef.
At 500 meters high, it is taller than the Empire State Building (381m), the Sydney Tower (305m) and the Petronas Twin Towers (451m).
The detached reef is one of several in the Great Barrier Reef, and the first to be discovered in 120 years.