bank reef

bank reef

[′baŋk ‚rēf]
(geology)
A reef which rises at a distance back from the outer margin of rimless shoals.
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Abrolhos bank reef health evaluated by means of water quality, microbial diversity, benthic cover, and fish biomass data.
1996, 11 m depth, tan colonies, 8-11 mm high, gonophores not observed [N 1785]; Praia do Forte beach, on shallow bank reef, 14.
Material studied: Northern Coast, Emissario Beach, on internal beach rock bank, 15th November 1995, 3 m depth, thirteen colonies, 3-4 mm high, with gonophores [N 1795]; Guarajuba Beach, on the sponge Dysidea variabilis from the shallow bank reef, 10th April 1996, 19 m depth, three colonies, gonophores not seen [N 1796].
1996, eleven colonies, 8-10 mm high, gonophores not seen [N 1803]; Praia do Forte, on shallow bank reef, 16 m depth, 14.
And Suwannee anglers will often find lots of sheepshead atop either Red Bank Reef or Hedemon Reef.
Barracudas tend to be solitary but are also found in aggregations over prominent reef structures, particularly near artificial structures and shallow bank reefs.
The Pedro Bank reefs were last surveyed in 2005 and the current research will use the same methodology (the Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment protocol) and will reassess the same areas in addition to new locations.
The McCall and Halibut Bank reefs occur in a submarine valley formed between banks and on the northern fluted flank of Halibut Bank, in water depths from 120 to 210 m (Fig.
These coral reefs are composed of bank or barrier reefs with spur and groove formations located 7 to 13 km offshore of the Florida Keys and patch reefs located between the Florida Keys and bank reefs.
Natural communities include patch and bank reefs, seagrass meadows, soft and hard bottom, and coastal mangroves.
On the Big Bend, you'll often find fleets of anglers near the inshore rocks off Crystal River, anchored up next to the Steel Tower at Cedar Key, at Hedemon or Red Bank reefs off Suwannee or over the Steinhatchee Reef.
Those fishing from Suwannee should head to the grasses near Hedemon and Red Bank reefs.