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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In Punta Uva the fringing reefs are located near the rocky points, while the patch reefs are found in lagoons and wave-protected areas (Cortes, 1992; Cortes et al., 2010).
The study was performed at three fringing reefs in Kaneohe Bay (0'ahu Hawaii, Fig.
Gourlay [34] conducted laboratory experiments to investigate the wave transformation over a fringing reef with a steep slope and an outer reef-top slope gradually decreasing in the landward direction.
The highest mean value of dinoflagellates abundance was recorded in the fringing reef meadow, whereas the lowest mean value has been detected in the tiger meadow.
The fringing reef is home to wide variety of mollusks, crustaceans and echinoderms.
The fringing reef system that encircles the island is a national park, protected to a depth of 200ft.
An expansive fringing reef between the beach and the anchoring area means if you're going ashore, you have to be aware of the state of the tide.
3:00 COMMUNITY STRUCTURE OF SCLERACTINIAN CORALS AT THE PARAISO NEAR SHORE FRINGING REEF CREST, COZUMEL ISLAND, MEXICO.
Here the fringing reef inside the lagoon is akin to a great city on the verge of collapse.
Departing from the port of Lautoka, Fiji, we sailed around the south coast of Viti Levu, skirting the island's fringing reef to Ovalau where shrieking children played rugby--barefoot!--in the reef flats.
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).