reef cluster

reef cluster

[′rēf ‚kləs·tər]
(geology)
A group of reefs of wholly or partly contemporaneous growth, found within a circumscribed area or geologic province.
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Dutton said that the strength of the stalagmite archive is that it is not as susceptible to alteration by the environment when compared with coral reef clusters that are also commonly used to date sea water rises.
Thus, subpopulations with relatively homogeneous demographic parameters occurred on scales of reef clusters.
miniatus may be well mixed at the spatial scale of reef clusters and that any influence of environment on demographics is relatively uniform among reefs within regions.