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Manhattan-Sized Raft Of Volcanic Rock Floating In The Pacific Could Restore Great Barrier Reef In Au

29 August 2019, 12:37 am EDT By Allan Adamson Tech Times

The massive pumice rock the size of Manhattan was spotted days after an underwater volcanic eruption. It will drift through to the Australian coast over the next seven to 10 months.

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Sailors have spotted a volcanic rock the size of Manhattan floating in the Pacific Ocean. Experts think this raft of pumice rock could help restore the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, which has sustained significant coral damage because of climate change.

Pumice Rock Spotted Days After Underwater Volcanic Eruption
The pumice rock was first spotted by the crew of the Australian adventure catamaran ROAM on Aug. 9 just days after the eruption of an underwater volcano near the Pacific Island of Tonga.

The crew found themselves in the midst of a huge mass of floating rocks that they said completely covered the ocean surface.

The whole ocean was matte -- we couldn't see the water reflection of the moon," ROAM crew Larissa Hoult told CNN.


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