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Giant pumice stone could help heal Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Toby Hudson via Wikimedia Commons Great Barrier Reef Toby Hudson over Wikimedia Commons ] Great Barrier Reef Related Stories (CNN) – A Manhattan sized pumice raft drifts to Australia bringing with it new marine life that could help restore the Great Barrier. Reef corals, half of which have been killed in recent years as a result of climate change. The …

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Sailors find pumice "raft" the size of Washington D.C., which floats in the Pacific and could help restore the Great Barrier Reef

A giant pumice raft floats in the tropical Pacific Ocean near Late Island, Tonga, on August 13, 2019, by Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8. (NASA Earth Observation Images by Joshua Stevens Using Landsat Data from the US Geological Survey) The huge floating stone raft was created earlier this month by an underwater volcano near Tonga. Sailors reported being surrounded …

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A giant pumice floating in the Pacific could heal Australia's Great Barrier Reef

The massive, floating volcanic rock layer was first seen by seafarers on 9 August after an underwater volcano erupted near the Pacific Island of Tonga, according to the NASA Earth Observatory. Days later, Australian sailors heading for Vanatu with the ROAM catamaran reported encountering volcanic rock "made of pumice stones from marble to basketball and no water visible" that they …

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