Deepest coral reef

Last updated: June 8, 2018 at 15:01 pm

75 m (246 ft) — 40 Mile Reef is a seamount located 75 km (47 miles) southeast of Pitcairn Island. Surveyed in 2012, it is believed to be the deepest and most well-developed coral reef known in the world.

Friedlander AM, Caselle JE, Ballesteros E, Brown EK, Turchik A, Sala E. The Real Bounty: Marine Biodiversity in the Pitcairn Islands. MacKenzie BR, ed. PLoS ONE. 2014;9(6):e100142. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100142.

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