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Amazon River Reef

Axonly
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5/17/2016 11:18:19 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
(Oldish news I know, but it's better than having "The earth is flat" and "101 reasons why to deny evolution" on the front page)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com...

Not too long ago a reef was discovered at the mouth of the Amazon river, this is quite extraordinary considering how sensitive coral is (The Amazon is like a muddy soup), but yet it's still there.
Meh!
RuvDraba
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5/18/2016 8:33:12 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/17/2016 11:18:19 PM, Axonly wrote:
(Oldish news I know, but it's better than having "The earth is flat" and "101 reasons why to deny evolution" on the front page)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com...

Not too long ago a reef was discovered at the mouth of the Amazon river, this is quite extraordinary considering how sensitive coral is (The Amazon is like a muddy soup), but yet it's still there.

That's astounding, Ax! From the way the article described the currents, it seems that the reef may occupy a transient hydrological niche. And how wonderful if the reef really did extend down from the Caribbean!

While the article expressed concerns about threats from oil exploration, changing hydrology from global warming could threaten it too, as it is already doing with Australia's Great Barrier Reef.