The Amazon Reef is a coral reef system located off the coast of Brazil, in the mouth of the Amazon River. It was discovered in 2016 and is the first coral reef system to be found in the Atlantic Ocean, in the region of the Amazon River. The Amazon Reef is home to a diverse array of marine life, including over 300 species of fish and dozens of species of coral.
The reef is located in an area that is known for its high levels of sediment and nutrient input from the Amazon River, which has led to concerns about the potential impacts of this input on the health and resilience of the reef. The Amazon Reef is also under threat from a variety of other stressors, including oil exploration and development, which have the potential to damage the reef and its ecosystems. The discovery of the Amazon Reef has generated significant interest and research, as it represents an important new ecosystem that can help scientists understand the ecology and dynamics of coral reefs in the Atlantic Ocean.