New Southern Atlantic Reef System

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Scientists announced the discovery of reef structures they believe doubles the size of the Southern Atlantic Ocean’s largest and richest reef system, the Abrolhos Bank, off the southern coast of Brazil’s Bahia state.

The newly discovered area is also far more abundant in marine life than the previously known Abrolhos reef system, one of the world’s most unique and important reefs, according to Eurekalert, the news service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Researchers from Conservation International (CI), Federal University of Esp