fringing reef


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fringing reef

[¦frin·jiŋ ′rēf]
(geology)
A coral reef attached directly to or bordering the shore of an island or continental landmass.
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For example, fringing reefs in Molokai Island can reach sedimentation values higher than 740 g/[cm.
Rurutu's fringing reef provides foot access to the reef flat, reef edge and inshore pelagic and benthic zones.
Community structure and zonation of macroalgae and hermatypic corals on a fringing reef flat of Magnetic Island (Queensland, Australia).
The Murray Islanders, he concluded, indicated the practice of free use among themselves, of the natural resources of the seas and seabed as far as and including the fringing reef adjoining one of the lands claimed `and that seems to have been so for some time now' (D215).
Ten years of disturbance and change on a Jamaican fringing reef.
Recent reports indicate that one-third (124 species) of all polychaete worms collected from Georges Bank are undescribed and unnamed, while a small sample of coral sand from a fringing reef off one of the Hawaiian Island (about as much as fits in six one-quart pickle jars) produced 112 new species (78 percent of all species present in the sample).
These reefs were separated by up to 90 km and included the fringing reef of one inner-shelf continental island (Orpheus Island), seven midshelf reefs, and four outer-shelf reefs (following the classification of Done 1982).
Along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, the largest fringing reef is located in Cahuita National Park.
Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing reef in the world, extending 300 kilometres along the North West coast of Australia.
A one-way ANOVA was used to test for differences in flow among locations, and the results were used to distinguish between the near-reef crest (high flow), back reef (medium flow), and fringing reef (low flow) (Fig.
The fringing reef occurring on most of the coastline of Nendo is essentially the latest addition to the formation.