reef complex

reef complex

[′rēf ‚käm‚pleks]
(geology)
The solid reef core and the heterogeneous and contiguous fragmentary material derived from it by abrasion.
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These working groups delineated reefs (< 30 m depth) (Figure 1) and categorized each as either a major reef complex, patchy reef complex, cobble reef, offshore or pinnacle reef, or manmade.
Urchin Reef Complex out of Destin, 89--8x10 pyramids, spread over 29 spots, 65 feet deep, 10-foot relief
The shallow reef complex in Old Providence has a total area of 285 [km.
The oyster reef complex within Sabine Lake Estuary is the largest known in the United States with no record of commercial harvest, and it presents a unique opportunity to understand the habitat value of an unfished reef system in comparison with adjacent estuarine habitats.
Programme focuses on local stakeholders of the Belize Barrier Reef Complex.
Egg cases of the blackmouth catshark were found on the Mingulay coral reef complex in the Outer Hebrides.
The reef complex is 9 km long by 2 km wide, with crests between 0 and 3 m deep at low tide (Maida and Ferreira, 1997; Amaral et al.
The area is known as "the Proselyte Reef Complex," which is home to many of the island's marine life including whales and dolphins along with sharks, sea turtles and fish;
This shipment was enough proof that poachers had destroyed 7,000 hectares of reef complex in the Sulu Sea and Moro Gulf, scientists said.
The Lower Cretaceous Reef Prospect that the company proposes to acquire had one well drilled into the reef complex in the 1950s.
He paid particular attention to an artificial reef complex made from 175,000 concrete blocks which has just been completed at the sea Loch Linnhe in Scotland, which is now being monitored and researched.