Italian coral reef

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Puglia, a southern Italian region that forms the heel of the country's "boot," has long been known for its olive groves, coastline, and masserie, simple farm estates turned stylish hotels. Now, we can add "diving" to that list: Researchers have just discovered a coral reef in the Adriatic Sea near the town of Monopoli, reports The Local.
Found between 90 and 180 feet below sea level, the reef is mesophotic—meaning, it has low levels of light; similar reefs have previously been found everywhere from the Maldives to the Caribbean. The scientists who discovered the reef say in their report that it stretches 1.5 miles, but believe it may extend tens of miles along the coast.
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