Giant coral found on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia (provided by Woody Spark)

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Giant coral found on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia (provided by Woody Spark)

A team of environmental groups and others announced in the electronic version of the English scientific journal on the 19th that the largest Poritidae companion was found on the Great Barrier Reef, a coral reef in Australia. It is a hemisphere with a maximum diameter of 10.4 meters and a height of 5.3 meters, and is estimated to be 421-438 years old. The condition is good, but there are concerns about damage such as bleaching due to global warming in the future.

The location is on the coast of an island in Queensland, northeastern part of the country, and is included in the world’s largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef. Citizens investigating coral habitat found it. It was judged to be one of the largest by literature research and interviews with experts.

Corals nurture a variety of creatures, such as becoming habitats for fish.