This is the first time I’ve been able to focus on the scenes outside the aircraft instead of reading or sleeping. I was overwhelmed by this sight of underwater ‘land’ formations.
As I looked down I kept on wondering when these are likely to surface above the sea and whether or not these are good fishing grounds if fisherman could reach them from nearby fishing communities.
I wasn’t sure whether I was looking at the Australian Great Barrier Reef or other reefs off it. I reckon the Australian Great Barrier should be classified as a ‘wonder of the world’ if it hasn’t already been made one.
Actually, another thought crossed my mind: these were probably the late- comers. Islands late in surfacing because they have being submerged under the ice during the Ice Age…an interesting thought I s’ppose. Not scientifically proven though so that thought remains a thought. Hmmm…
Were these the missing bits that once joined the continent of Australia with the island of New Guinea? or are they new bits. Hmmm… Could probably get a few politicians scratching their heads about a future ‘merger’… yikes!
I decided to look for more information on these awesome reef formations in the Coral Sea and found this website which gives a pretty good description of the underwater turquoise chain of reefs which are visible from a few thousand feet above the sea.