Marine Scientists Discover a Giant Underwater Structure Taller Than the Empire State Building

January 21, 2023
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Source - Schmidt Ocean Institute (Representative Image)

A group of scientists led by Dr. Robin Beaman from the Schmidt Ocean Institute set out on an expedition aboard the research vessel Falkor. They were on a mission to uncover the secrets of the ocean using advanced technology to explore the vast underwater region. But their journey took an unexpected turn when they stumbled upon something much bigger than they had ever imagined. They discovered a giant underwater structure taller than the Empire State Building.

Dr. Robin Beaman and his team were conducting research with advanced instruments on their vessel when they detected an underwater feature that was towering at a staggering height of 1,640 feet, nearly 200 feet taller than the Empire State Building in New York. This discovery was extraordinary and unlike anything that has been seen in over 120 years.

The Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor has made many groundbreaking discoveries in recent times. This newly found towering detached reef is just one of them. It joins a list of seven other towering detached reefs that have been identified and studied in the region since the 1800s, such as the reef at Raine Island, which is known to be the primary nesting ground for green sea turtles in the world.

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