Jan 29, 2017

Amazon Reef: First images of new coral system

The Amazon Reef is a 9,500 sq km system of corals, sponges and rhodoliths, Greenpeace says. The reef is almost 1,000 km long, and is located where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Oil drilling could start in the area if companies obtain permits from the Brazilian government, the group warns. Greenpeace says drilling in the area means a "Constant risk of an oil spill". The risks in this area are increased due to the strong currents and sediment that the Amazon River carries."

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