Broad Reef Ecosystem Discovered in the Amazon

Giant sponges, corals, spiny lobsters and fish abound at a newly discovered reef ecosystem at the mouth of the Amazon River.

April 22, 2016
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Reef system substrates: (left) Hard mud from the northern portion of the reef (right) Rhodolith-covered bottom from the central portion of the reef. | Moura et al. Sci. Adv. 2016; 2 : e1501252