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The Carpentaria Reefs: A New Coral Reef Province for Australia

This movie describes the main findings of two Geoscience Australia surveys to the Gulf of Carpentaria in 2003 (survey 238) and 2005 (survey 276). The story relates to the discovery of submerged coral reefs across the southern Gulf and how they were identified using new multibeam sonar technology. The age of the reefs was determined using drill-core samples collected from the reefs, and measured by the Uranium/Thorium method at the Australian National University. The submerged reefs in the Gulf were not known to exist prior to this study and their discovery adds a new coral reef province to be managed and protected as part of Australia's marine zone.

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This movie describes the main findings of two Geoscience Australia surveys to the Gulf of Carpentaria in 2003 (survey 238) and 2005 (survey 276). The story relates to the discovery of submerged coral reefs across the southern Gulf and how they were identified using new multibeam sonar technology. The age of the reefs was determined using drill-core samples collected from the reefs, and measured by the Uranium/Thorium method at the Australian National University. The submerged reefs in the Gulf were not known to exist prior to this study and their discovery adds a new coral reef province to be managed and protected as part of Australia's marine zone.   PLAY