‘No one has noticed it’: 400-year-old giant coral discovered on Great Barrier Reef

‘No one has noticed it’: 400-year-old giant coral discovered on Great Barrier Reef

Named Muga dhambi by traditional owners, it was uncovered on a marine citizen science course

At 10.5 metres wide, four centuries old and twice the size of its nearest cousin, an “exceptionally large” coral has been discovered on the Great Barrier Reef – the widest known in the area.

The coral is 5.3 metres tall, “hemispherical in shape” and 2.4 metres wider than the next widest specimen. It is roughly the length and height of a modern double-decker bus.

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