barrier reef


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barrier reef

a long narrow coral reef near and lying parallel to the shore, separated from it by deep water

barrier reef

[′bar·ē·ər ‚rēf]
(geology)
A coral reef that runs parallel to the coast of an island or continent, from which it is separated by a lagoon.
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Like many coral reefs around the world, the Great Barrier Reef is under increasing pressure from a range of threats, particularly climate change.
Lodging an application with the Federal Government, the company proposes a 5,000 kilometre trail of seismic detonations -- more than one a minute, 24-hours a day, over 50 consecutive days -- less than 50 kilometres from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
There are more than 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Traditional Owner groups who for thousands of years have been associated with the Great Barrier Reef region and its natural resources.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest conglomerate of coral reefs - larger than Italy.
Yma, mae Iolo'n son mwy am gymal diweddara ei daith fythgofiadwy i'r Great Barrier Reef.
Dw i wedi bod i Awstralia o'r blaen, ond erioed wedi bod i'r Great Barrier Reef.
Placed on the World Heritage List in 1981, the Great Barrier Reef has become a major victim of climate change.
The planet has changed in a way that science informs us is unprecedented in human history,' the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority assessed the situation, as relayed by the news outlet.
The report casts a shadow over the long-term prospects of the Great Barrier Reef against a backdrop of climate change and scientists said UNESCO may reconsider its decision not to put the World Heritage Site on its endangered list.
They have recently launched a new project, the "Great Barrier Reef Marine Conservation" project.
SyDNEY (CyHAN)- Extensive aerial and underwater surveys have revealed coral bleaching has affected 93 percent of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef is in worse shape than suspected thanks to ocean acidification, Mathieu Mongin of Australia's CSIRO and colleagues say February 23 in Nature Communications.