Johnny Gaskell, a marine biologist, recently discovered a new blue hole in the Great Barrier Reef while using Google Maps.
Amazingly , the discovery of this very remote blue hole was made possible by Google maps. Upon locating the blue hole, Johnny actually made a trip out there to get a first hand glimpse of what is described as a vibrant ecosystem. There he found large colonies of Bird's nest corals and super elongated Staghorn Corals.
It is estimated that this blue hole is about 50 – 65 feet deep. He also points out that just months earlier a category 4 cyclone passed directly over the blue hole. However, it was virtually untouched as it was protected by its deep walls.
The exact location of this blue hole remains a secret as of now.
Watch the following video for a glimpse of this amazing find.
Blue Hole discovered in the Great Barrier Reef
Check out this incredible vision of this hidden lagoon discovered in the Great Barrier Reef by Queensland-based marine biologist Johnny Gaskell."What we found inside was hard to believe considering 5 months ago a category 4 cyclone went straight over the top of it."
Posted by ABC Brisbane on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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