With its multitudes of marine animal and plant life, the Great Barrier Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and indisputably one of the wonders of the world.

But now it may have a rival — in the south of Australia.

According to officials from Parks Victoria, Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park near Melbourne can match the Great Barrier Reef for its abundance of coral, sponge and fish.

Scientists from the parks service used a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and cameras to get close to the underwater world of Wilsons Promontory for the first time. Read more…

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Newly discovered reef is said to equal Great Barrier Reef