patch reef

patch reef

[′pach ‚rēf]
(geology)
A small, irregular organic reef with a flat top forming a part of a reef complex.
A small, thick, isolated lens of limestone or dolomite surrounded by rocks of different facies.
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To have fun and fill the box, it's never a bad idea to anchor near promising patch reef structure and chum fish in the current, where catches of good mangrove, yellowtail and lane snapper, among others, can be had.
Tenders are invited for Patch Reef Trail - South Verde Trail to Town Center Road
The event also marked the creation of a new restoration area to honor the sacrifices of American servicemen and women set aside on a patch reef about a mile long east of Looe Key.
Unite@night will be a one-mile casual evening walk being held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at Patch Reef Park, Pavilion 3 - 2000 Yamato Road in Boca Raton.
non-sponge reef surface area at Whale Shoals Patch Reef in Belize.
It doesn't matter that you went out to a little patch reef in San Blas and you counted only herbivores, for example, and I went out to a reef in Banco Chincorro and counted all fish species.
To learn more, Loya and a colleague travelled to a patch reef near Okinawa, Japan.
The crew then reported two near miss encounters with large vessels and said they had been pounding into rough seas until the Howard Patch Reef turning mark.
The seas were glass, the moon nearly full, and 30 feet below lay a patch reef in clear tropical water.
is most likely a shallow patch reef environment that has been previously described as a shelf break carbonate unit bordering the relatively deep Oligocene Suwanee Straight [15].
Within a few days, no-smoking signs will be posted at the entrances to Patch Reef and Sugar Sand parks in suburban Boca Raton and at the beach at Red Reef Park.
Within five to twelve miles of this project are seven Cotton Valley lagoonal patch reef facies gas fields.