Ancient Australian Coral Discovered

Posted on: Wed 25 Aug 2021

A piece of coral discovered off the coast of of Goolboodi is believed to be one of the oldest in the Great Barrier Reef.

Estimate to be around 400 years old, the Muga Dhambi, which means ‘big coral’, was given its name by its traditional custodians the Manbarra people.

Found by citizen scientists, the discovery can tell us a lot about the health of the Great Barrier Reef and the future of our coral.

Breakfast’s Tom and Zoe spoke to Adjunct Associate Professor Adam Smith from James Cook University about the newly discovered coral.

Produced by Tom Mann, Zoe Kounadis, Alex Capurson, and Ayla Liebenberg

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