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Greenpeace has revealed the first photo of the Amazon reef

В Гринпис показали первые фото Амазонского рифаScientists have found a reef in an unexpected place.

Activists of the environmental organization Greenpeace has published the first photos of a huge coral reef systems of the Atlantic ocean near the mouth of the Amazon.

The organization noted that the Amazon reef is 9.5 thousand square kilometers of corals, sponges and Rodolfo. Its length is about 10 thousand meters. Depth from 25 to 120 meters.

The government of Brazil intends to begin drilling near the reef, now environmentalists Greenpeace protest against this decision.

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“The reef system is important for many reasons, including the fact that it has unique characteristics in terms of the use and availability of light as well as due to the physico-chemical properties of water. She has a huge potential for new species, it is also vital to the economic well-being of the fishing communities along the coast of the Amazon,” – said the researcher Nils TSA from the Federal University of pará.

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Scientists have discovered the reef in April of 2016 and was surprised by his discovery because he did not expect to find the reef in this malopodhodyaschimi, in their opinion, place.

According to Niels ASPA, now his team is going to do a drawing of the reef on the map. Yet cartographers processed only 5% of its territory.

В Гринпис показали первые фото Амазонского рифа
В Гринпис показали первые фото Амазонского рифа
В Гринпис показали первые фото Амазонского рифа

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